Set in the confines of small-town South Africa, this biography of Helen Martins tells the story of the artist's struggle to transform her world. The author considers what it was that drove Martins to live a life both startling in its hopefulness and tragic in its loneliness. In doing so, she seeks to restore weight and dignity to this frequently misunderstood woman. The interviews, letters and photographs that describe the artist's search for personal identity also document the metamorphosis of an ordinary Karoo house into the Owl House - one of South Africa's foremost examples of Outsider art - and place Martins in the context of other outsider artists.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. The boards are rubbed and edge worn, with some surface marking along the edges of the spine. They are a touch warped, but remain strong and square. The front end page has a light crease in the bottom corner, along with a previous owner's inscription and some light pencil markings. There is another previous owner's inscription on the half title page, which has faintly transferred the ink of the picture on the other side onto the title page. There are no other markings or inscriptions, and the pages within are crisp, clean and complete. The binding remains strong. JV.K. Bookseller Inventory # orri
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. The jacket is shelf rubbed and bit knocked. light marks. there's a lengthy previous owner's inscription on the half-title page. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.O.]. Bookseller Inventory # cazp
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Book Description OUP Capetown 1997, 1997. 25.5 x 21.5cm, 271pp, b&w and colour illustrations, hardcover in dustjacket, name on title page, very good. Biography of South African outsider artist Helen Martins. Bookseller Inventory # 146730
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Book Description Oxford University Press Southern Africa, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0195715160
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