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Margaret Courtney-Clarke

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Margaret Courtney-Clarke: Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain
STEIDL

Clth, 14.25 x 10.25 in. / 200 pgs / 109 color / 11 bw. | 1/23/2018 | In stock
$85.00



Margaret Courtney-Clarke: When Tears Don’t Matter
Margaret Courtney-Clarke: When Tears Don’t Matter
STEIDL

How dispossession and climate change have wreaked destruction on the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert

Clth, 12 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 68 color / 98 bw. | 5/23/2023 | Awaiting stock
$65.00



Margaret Courtney-Clarke: The Art of African Women
Margaret Courtney-Clarke: The Art of African Women
STEIDL

Courtney-Clarke’s three-volume photographic research into the creative spirit and harsh lives of women in modern-day Africa, with a fourth volume of commentary on the acclaimed series

Slip, pbk, 4 vols, 8 x 8 in. / 392 pgs / 137 color / 60 bw. | 5/23/2023 | Awaiting stock
$95.00



Margaret Courtney-Clarke: When Tears Don’t MatterMargaret Courtney-Clarke: When Tears Don’t Matter

Published by Steidl.
Text by Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Kileni A. Fernando, Rob J. Gordon, Virginia MacKenny.

Following her 2017 book Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain, Margaret Courtney-Clarke (born 1949) now turns her lens to the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. The inspiration for When Tears Don’t Matter comes, in part, from her grandfather’s photographs of almost a century earlier during his mandate as Secretary for South West Africa (now Namibia), some of which are reproduced here. More than 6,000 miles of formidable terrain takes Courtney-Clarke across bushveld, sand and salt pans to drought-stricken conservancies, farming communities that function as holding tanks for “cultural villages” and peri-urban squatments.

Largely invisible to the outside world, the bushmen today are dispossessed of their land, sidelined by economic inequity and outdated mythologies that present them as living in an “uncontaminated” state. Courtney-Clarke’s photographs lie at the crossroads between documentary and activism.



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Steidl

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Clth, 12 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 68 color / 98 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 92   

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ISBN 9783958298774 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $91.00

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/23/2023

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Margaret Courtney-Clarke: The Art of African WomenMargaret Courtney-Clarke: The Art of African Women

Published by Steidl.
Text by Maya Angelou, Geraldine Brooks, Margaret Courtney-Clarke, David Goldblatt, Sean O’Toole.

This collection summarizes Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s (born 1949) 15-year journey, from 1979 to 1994, across South, West and North Africa to capture the artistic traditions of rural women through photographs, sketches and written observations.
Originally published in three separate books between 1986 and 1996, these photographs have been widely exhibited, becoming influential for their nuanced treatment of identities shaped by both tradition and colonization. The Art of African Women presents the books Ndebele, African Canvas and Imazighen, reedited by Courtney-Clarke and redesigned, alongside a fourth volume of writings by Maya Angelou, Geraldine Brooks, David Goldblatt and Sean O’Toole, encompassing history, politics, sociology, anthropology and art history, as well as pages from Courtney-Clarke’s travel journals, her book layouts and snapshots.



PUBLISHER
Steidl

BOOK FORMAT
Slip, pbk, 4 vols, 8 x 8 in. / 392 pgs / 137 color / 60 bw.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 107   

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ISBN 9783958298811 TRADE
List Price: $95.00 CDN $132.00

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/23/2023

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive notice when the book is available, please email orders @ artbook.com

Margaret Courtney-Clarke: Cry Sadness into the Coming RainMargaret Courtney-Clarke: Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain

Published by Steidl.
Foreword by David Goldblatt. Text by Sean O’Toole.

This book is Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s (born 1949) visual ode to her home country of Namibia, and describes the bare circumstances of ordinary Namibians, of women and men forced to negotiate ravaged lives. Returning to Namibia in 2009 after decades of living abroad, Courtney-Clarke encountered a changed country in the throes of unrestrained development, the Namib Desert desecrated, and peoples migrating from rural settlements to towns in search of a better life. “With strong memories of my formative years growing up on the edge of the Namib Desert,” she recalls, “I have returned to explore my obsession with this place and my lifelong curiosity for the notion of shelter.”

These photos are the result of Courtney-Clarke’s travels over 30,000 kilometers across dusty plains, sand dunes and salt pans, through conservancies, homelands and forgotten outposts. They evidence her passionate concern for human enterprise and failure, and for an inhospitable environment infused with remnants of apartheid as well as hope.

PUBLISHER
Steidl

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 14.25 x 10.25 in. / 200 pgs / 109 color / 11 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 204   

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ISBN 9783958292536 FLAT40
List Price: $85.00 CDN $112.50

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