Browsing Category Architecture
- WALTER OLTMANN, Standard Bank Young Artist 2001
32 pp., colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), (2001). OUT OF PRINT
- Catalogue of the travelling exhibition of wire sculptures and drawings that opened at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, 2001.
Foreword by Andrew Verster.
Includes the essay, "Traversing Borderlines, Walter Oltmann's recent works" by Brenda Schmahmann.
Walter Oltmann was born in Rustenburg in 1960. He lectures in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Johannesburg.
- Andrag (B.) ed. CAPE TOWN STADIUM, between the lines
191 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
- A collection of ten articles, twenty six interviews and a panel discussion on the building of the Cape Town Stadium.
Articles include "Beyond the Village: Cape Town rises to the occasion" by Laurine Platzky, which explores the political and social history of Cape Town and addresses some of the topical issues relating to the location of the building,
"Urban Design - Beyond Object" by Henri Comrie and Khalied Jacobs, which explains how the urban form of the stadium relates to the spatial composition of the city,
"The Cape Town Diva: drama, dignity & delight" by Catherine Slessor, which examines the stadium from an architectural point of view,
"Putting a Lid on it" by Henning Rasmuss and Carolyn Helfenstein, which outlines what went into constructing the roof of the stadium, and
"Calla and Calabash: spectacular stadium structures surprise the world" by Roman Hollenstein, which discusses all the new stadia in the country.
- Architecture for Humanity (ed.) DESIGN LIKE YOU GIVE A DAMN , building change from the ground up
335 pp., colour illus., paperback, New York, 2012. R550
- Architecture for Humanity works to provide professional design services to communities in need. This book documents over one hundred of their projects from around the world, including the 10x10 sandbag houses in Freedom Park, Mitchell's Plein, and Olifantsvlei Primary School in Johannesburg.
- Asmal (Z.) ed. REFLECTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES, design, cities and the World Cup
232 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2012. R345
- A collection of articles that document the effort and ingenuity that went into creating the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The articles were commissioned by DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA and previously published in global publications on the FIFA World Cup. DESIGNING-SOUTHAFRICA, an urban research organisation focused on understanding and sharing the process and outcomes of mega-events, particularly their impact on the cities that host them, and how this relates to urban identity, culture and design, was founded by Zahira Asmal. Zahira Asmal developed the Design Indaba in Cape Town.
Text in English & Portuguese.
- Baker (J.) PRESERVING A HOUSE,
112 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. OUT OF PRINT
- The account of David and Jos Baker's restoration of the 300 year-old national monument Klein Zoar, reputedly the home of folk hero, Wolraad Woltemade, which they bought in 1984. The house is located now in the middle of Cape Town's dock container depot.
Jos Baker, a former fashion editor, food critic and freelance journalist, is a winner of Eat Out magazine's 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award. The book includes recipes for traditional Cape dishes, such as potbrood, snoek sambal, qunice jelly, atchar, pen and pootjies and bush pig.
- Bakker (K.), Clarke (N.) & Fisher (R.) eds. ECLECTIC ZA WILHELMIENS, a shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa
237pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2014. R725
- A collection of essays on C19 Dutch architecture in the once independent agrarian Republics of southern Africa, namely the Republic of the Orange Free State and the South African Republic. The term "Wilhelmiens" refers to the period of Dutch architectural influence in the reign of Queen Wilhelmina.
"The Lure of the 'Golden Republic'" and "Wilhelmiens in the African Landscape" by Nicholas Clarke
"Style and Structure" by Mike Louw
"The Genesis and Development of Type" by Arthur Barker
"Lost ZA Wilhelmiens" by Johan Swart
"Wilhelmiens Aftermath and Legacy" by Roger Fisher
Karel Bakker is Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria.
Architect and heritage practitioner Nicholas Clarke also teaches part-time at the Delft University of Technology, where he is conducting doctoral research.
Roger Fisher is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria.
- Beavon (K.) JOHANNESBURG, the making and shaping of a city
373 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2004. R185
- Keith Beavon, an urban geographer, attempts "to reveal the unfolding geography of the city from its days as a mining camp through to its pressent position as premier metropolis of the African continent".
- Botha (N.), Zerbst (F.) & Salie (F.) eds. DESIGN INDABA, all stars
327 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2008. R350
- Chronicles the first 10 years of Design Indaba, an annual conference held in Cape Town that focuses on how design - from graphic design, advertising and fashion to industrial design, architecture, craft and new media - can help solve the problems of South Africa. The book celebrates 35 international guests that have been hosted at the event and featured in the Design Indaba magazine.
- Bremner (L.) JOHANNESBURG, one city colliding worlds
157 pp., map, colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2004. R250
- Preface by Achille Mbembe.
Lindsay Bremner holds the position of Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand. These five essays on the city of Johannesburg were first published in the "Sunday Times" newspaper in February and March 2001, as the first Bessie Head Fellowship articles.
Text in English, French & German.
- Bremner (L.) WRITING THE CITY INTO BEING, essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008
347 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2010. R295
- Architect Lindsay Bremner's collection of essays, both written and photographic, on Johannesburg.
Lindsay Bremner has published, lectured and exhibited widely on the transformation of Johannesburg after the end of apartheid. She is also the author of "Johannesburg, one city, colliding worlds". She was formerly Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently Professor of Architecture in the Tyler School of Architecture at Temple University, USA.
- Brink (Y.) THEY CAME TO STAY, discovering meaning in the 18th century Cape country dwelling
220 pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2008. R211
- Archaeologist Yvonne Brink seeks to understand more about the Dutch peasants who built the colonial farmsteads in the Cape winelands in the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and why this style of architecture emerged only at the Cape and not in Dutch colonies in other parts of the world.
- Chipkin (C.) JOHANNESBURG TRANSITION, architecture and society from 1950
501 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2008. R750
- Architect Clive Chipkin's sequel to his book, "Johannesburg Style: achitecture and society 1880s - 1960s", now out of print.
- Cloete (N.) text & Fraser (C.) photo. REMARKABLE HERITAGE HOUSES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
270pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2016. R600
- This book features 20 private residences, most built before the mid-1950s, including Onverwacht, Meerlust, Stellenberg, Rhodes Cottage, Cullinan House and Zevenrivieren.
- Coetzer (N.) BUILDING APARTHEID, on architecture and order in imperial Cape Town
242 pp., illus., hardback, Farnham & Burlington, 2013. R650
- Through a specific architectural lens, and through reference to previously unexamined archival material, Nicholas Coetzer exposes the significant role British architects and British architectural ideas played in facilitating white dominance and racial segregation in pre-apartheid Cape Town.
"A younger generation of scholars is now rethinking the architectural history of South Africa, and with this book, Nic Coetzer proudly joins their ranks. He provides a fascinating yet chilling tale of how British Garden City planning and housing design played a role in racial segregation in Cape Town, creating appalling social problems which would have ramifications for decades after."
Nicholas Coetzer is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town.
- Colborne (D.) text & dos Santos (S.) photo. SOUTH AFRICA, private worlds
208 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
- Photographic essay on South African architecture and interior design, including wine farms, safari lodges, Clifton cottages and Cape Town lofts.
- Cole (D.) THE BUILDING STONES OF CAPE TOWN, a geological walking tour
132 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
- A facinating study of the buildings of Cape Town and the stones they are built from.
- de Mervelec (P.) photo & Chipkin (C.) text JOHANNESBURG, architecture and heritage
187 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2013. R690
- A photographic essay on the architecture of Johannesburg by Patrick de Mervelec with commentary by architect Clive Chipkin.
Includes the short essay "Inimitable Eclectic Starkly Beautiful" by Neil Fraser.
Patrick de Mervelec is a French photo-journalist. He has also produced a book of photographic portraits, "The Jo'burgers".
- Deckler (T.) et. al. CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE, in a landscape of transition
213 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. R330
- This book is both the residue and an extension of the first exhibition of contemporary South African architecture, held from October to December 2005 at the 6th International Biennale of Architecture and Design in SÃ£o Paulo, Brazil."
It focuses on 50 projects built since 1994. These include the Legislature for the Northern Cape Provincial Government, the Constitutional Court and Constitution Hill, the Hector Peterson Memorial Museum & the Apartheid Museum as well as other public projects, museums, memorials, community buildings, transport interchanges, housing projects, centres of learning, corporate structures & private homes.
Includes the essays "Empty Landscapes" by Roger Fischer & "Reframing the 'Contemporary', architecture and the postcolony" by NoÃ«leen Murray".
- Dommisse (B.) ADMIRALTY HOUSE SIMON'S TOWN,
151 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2005. R265
- Admiralty House was acquired by the Royal Navy as the official residence of the Flag Officer Commanding the South African Station early in the nineteenth century. It was used as Admiral's Residence until the Headquarters of the South African Navy moved to Pretoria in 1975. Since then it has been used as accomodation for visiting officers from the South African Defence Force as well as for naval dignitaries from other countries.
The original house dates from 1743. This book presents the history of the house with chapters describing its furniture, paintings, objets d'art and gardens. Includes paintings by Thomas Bowler, Christopher Webb-Smith and Majorie Wallace as well as furniture designed by Sir Herbert Baker
- Duncan (P.) text & von der Schulenburg (F.) photo. DOWN SOUTH, homes and interiors in South Africa
176 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2004. R325
- Paul Duncan is editor of the South African edition of Condé Nast's decor magazine, "House & Garden".
Includes homes decorated by Julia Twigg, Stephen Falcke, Thabi Taukobong, Boyd Ferguson, Graham Viney, Ineke Henderson, Ralph Krall, Keith Skeel, as well as the homes of artist-potter Hylton Nel and artist Karel Nel.
- Duncan (P.) text & von der Schulenburg (F.) photo. DOWN SOUTH TWO, more homes and interiors in South Africa
182 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2007. R350
- Paul Duncan was the first editor of Condé Nast House & Garden. He is now head of design for homeware at Woolworths.
Photograhper Fritz von der Schulenburg works for publications that include The World of Interiors, Vogue, Architectural Digest, House & Garden and Condé Nast House and Garden.
Duncan and von der Schulenburg worked together on "Down South", published in 2004.
Includes interiors put together by Stephen Falcke, Graham Viney, Head Interiors, Cecile & Boyd's, Tessa Proudfoot, Suzy Lubner and John Zwiegelaar, in buildings designed by architects Silvio Rech, Andrew Makin and Janina Masojada, Richard Perfect and Karen Newman, amongst others. Includes Groote Schuur, Stellenberg, Noordhoek Manor, Jack's Camp in Botswana, Samara Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo and Christo Coetzee's home in Tulbach.
- Duncan (P.) text & Proust (A.) photo. HIDDEN CAPE TOWN,
240 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2013. R395
- A book about the interiors of some of Cape Town's memorable buildings, including the Groote Kerk in Adderley Street, the Palm Tree Mosque in Long Street, the Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank, Groote Schuur in Ronderbosch, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Woodstock, the Old Synagogue and the Great Synagogue in Gardens, the Masonic Lodge de Goede Hoop on Stal Plein, the Royal Observatory in Observatory, Koopmans-de Wet House in Strand Street, and many more.
- Duncan (P.) text & Proust (A.) photo. HIDDEN JOHANNESBURG,
240pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2016. R395
- A book about the interiors of some of Johannesburg's memorable buildings, including Nelson Mandela House, Anstey's Building, Satyagraha House, Park Station, the City Hall, The Rand Club, Lion's Schul, and much more.
- Edjabe (N.) ed. AFRICAN CITIES READER II, mobilities and fixtures
208 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2011. R285
- "The African Cities Reader is a biennial publication that brings together contributors from across Africa and the world to challenge the prevailing depiction of urban life on the continent and redefine cityness, Africa-style. It is a joint creation of Chimurenga Magazine and the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town."
"Tracks", with words by MADEYOULOOK and photographs by Santu Mofokeng
"'Here I am Nobody': rethinking urban governance, sovereignty and power" by Caroline Kihato
"Anti-Iconic: the photography of David Adjaye", in which Sean O'Toole chats to architect David Adjaye
"Yeoville Studio: negotiating the line between research and activism" by Claire Benit-Gbaffou.
- Enwezor (O.) et. al. (eds.) DOCUMENTA 11_PLATFORM 4, Under Siege: four African cities - Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos
454 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2002. OUT OF PRINT
- This volume contains all contributions to Documenta 11_Platform 4, "Under Siege: four African cities - Freetown, Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Lagos", a conference and workshop held in Lagos, Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, March 16-20, 2002.
Contributions include "The Visible and the Invisible: remaking cities in Africa" by AbdouMaliq Simone, "Order and Disorder in African Cities: governance, politics, urban land development processes" by Carole Rakodi, "Between Euphemism and Information: inventing the city" by Antoine Bouillon, "Figures of the Subject in Times of Crisis" by Achille Mbembe and Janet Roitman, "Closure, Simulation, and 'Making Do' in the Contemporary Johannesburg Landscape" by Lindsay J.Bremner, "'There's Space for Africa in the New South Africa '(?): African migrants and urban governance in Johannesburg" by Maxine Reitzes, and much more.
- Fagan (Gabriel) photo. & text Fagan (Gwen) comp. & text BRAKDAK, flatroofs in the Karoo
217 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2008. R480
- A collection of photographs of flat-roofed vernacular architecture in the Karoo taken between 1959 and 1964 by architect Gabriel Fagan, together with brief notes by Gabriel and Gwen Fagan.
Also available in Afrikaans.
Gwen Fagan is also the author of the book, "Roses at the Cape of Good Hope".
- Fagan (Gwen) comp. GABRIEL FAGAN, twenty Cape houses
141 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2005. R480
- Introductory essay by Peter Buchanan.
Gabriel Fagan was born in Cape Town in 1925. He is well-known for his restoration of old Cape buildings, such as the Castle of Good Hope and Tuynhuis. This book looks at some of his restoration work as well as at new houses he has designed.
- Fernandes (W.) photo. & Hurst (M.) ed. ANGOLA CINEMAS, uma ficcao da liberdade/ a fiction of freedom
237pp., oblong 4to., colour illus., map, hardback., d.w., Gottingen & Luanda, 2015. R1200
- Photographs of cinemas in Angola, built in the final decades of Portuguese colonial rule.
"Cinemas of Angola: from the closed to the open space" by Maria Alice Correia & F.Joao Guimaraes
"Heritage, Wealth" by Paula Nascimento.
Text in both Portuguese and English.
- Fischer (R.) et. al. eds. ARCHITECTURE OF THE TRANSVAAL,
338 pp., 4to., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
- Essays by architectural critics Franco Frescura, Elize Labuschagne, Dieter Holm, Michael Keath, Schalk le Roux, Roger C Fischer, Clive M Chipkin, Walter Peters, Gus Gerneke, Julian Cooke, Philip Brittan, Gary van Wyk & Estelle A Maré.
- Fisher (R.) & Clarke (N.) ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE, South Africa
176pp., colour illus., paperback, Berlin, 2014. R260
- A guide to over 150 secular architectural projects in Cape Town, Durban and the Johannesburg/Pretoria axis. The projects include the Slave Lodge, Parliament, Centre for the Book, University of Cape Town, Naspers Centre, SABC Building, Sea Point Swimming Pool, Baxter Theatre Centre, Cape Town Civic Centre, District Six Museum, and Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town; Old Durban Station Complex, Durban City Hall, Addington Children's Hospital, Kwa Muhle Museum, Riviera Hotel, Millenium Tower, Hazrath Badsha Peer Shrine, Warwick Junctiom Herb Market, King Shaka International Airport and Albert Luthuli Inernational Convention Centre in Durban; Ou Raadsaal, Palace of Justice, Voortrekker Monument, South African State Theatre, Freedom Park, and //hapo Centre in Pretoria; and Rand Club, Astor Mansions, Constitutional Court, Soweto Theatre, Nelson Mandela Bridge, FNB Stadium and Gautrain Project in Johannesburg.
- Fox (J.) ed. REVEL FOX, reflections on the making of space
184 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, No Place, (1997). R250
- Catalogue of the works exhibited at the time of the Sophia Grey Memorial Lecture given by Revel Fox in Bloemfontein in August 1997 and at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town in 1998.
Foreword by Marilyn Martin.
"Reflections on the Making of Space" by Revel Fox
"Architectural Lives" by Amancio Guedes
"Revel Fox's Architecture" by Ronald Lewcock
"The Early Cape Town Years" by Neville Dubow
"The City and the Waterfront" by David Jack
"The Federal Theological Seminary" by Stanley Mogoba
"The Peninsula Technikon: a short history" by Franklin Sonn
"The UCT Connection" by Mamphela Ramphele
"Urban Issues" by Peter Seidel.
Architect, town planner and urban activist Revel Fox was born in Durban in 1924. After spending time abroad he settled in Cape Town and in 1962 established the architectural and planning partnership, Revel Fox and Partners. Projects include the Faculty of Education building, UCT, Eoan Group Cultural Centre and Joseph Stone Auditorium, Shelter housing in Valhalla Park, Cape Town, BP Centre, Bertram House, Meerlust and Groot Constantia restorations, Cape Provincial Administration Office Building, St George's Mall, and Anglovaal House. He died in 2004.
- Fransen (H.) CAPE BAROQUE, and the contribution of Anton Anreith, a stylistic survey of architectural decoration and the applied arts at the Cape of Good Hope 1652-1800
145pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2014. R395
- Hans Fransen investigates whether, and to what extent, the decorative gables, the ornate entrances and cornices and the armoires of Cape material culture can be seen as part of the international Baroque.
Hans Fransen is also the author of "Three Centuries of South African Art", "The Old Buildings of the Cape", "Old Towns and Villages of the Cape" and "A Cape Camera".
- Fransen (H.) comp. A CAPE CAMERA, the architectural beauty of the old Cape, photographs from the Arthur Elliott Collection in the Cape Archives
224 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1993) 2013. R295
- Arthur Elliot, born in or near New York around 1870, came to South Africa in the late 1880s. He started taking photographs during the South African War after receiving a quarter-plate camera as a gift. After arriving in Cape Town as a refugee in 1900 he began to focus on recording historic landmarks in the city and its surroundings. For most of the rest of his life he lived in Long Street, where he had his studio.
- Fransen (H.) comp. A GUIDE TO THE OLD BUILDINGS OF THE CAPE, a survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town-Calvinia-Colesburg-Uitenhage
596 pp., 4to., maps, illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2004. OUT OF PRINT
- "This edition constitutes a revision of 'The Old Houses of the Cape ' (1965) and 'The Old Buildings of the Cape' (1989) retaining historical notes by Mary Alexander Cook, co-author of the above two publications".
Illustrated with plans and photographs by André Pretorius, Arthur Elliott and the author.
- Frescura (F.) RURAL SHELTER IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, a survey of the architecture, house forms and constructional methods of the black rural peoples of Southern Africa
208 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 1981. OUT OF PRINT
- Architect Franco Frescura has lectured at various South African universities and is currently Chair of Architecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
- Frescura (F.) & Myers (J.) ILLUSTRATED GLOSSARY OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN ARCHITECTURAL TERMS, English-isiZulu, an illustrated survey of historical terms appertaining to the indigenous, folk and colonial architectures of southern Africa
220pp., illus., paperback, Pietermaritzurg, 2016. R
- Covers the terminologies used by southern Africa's rural builders as well as subsequent colonial white settlers including buildings of the Cape-Dutch, English Georgian, Victorian and Indian traditions. Each term is listed in its original language, its translation where appropriate into Zulu, and its definition in English and Zulu.
Franco Frescura was Professor of Architecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Joyce Myeza is currently Director of Libraries and Special Collections at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
- Gadanho (P.) curator PANCHO GUEDES, an alternative modernist/ ein alternativer modernist,
63 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Basel, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
- Catalogue of the exhibition, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2007.
Focuses on 25 years of architect Pancho Guedes' life and work in Mozambique from the 1950s onwards.
Includes the essays, "Pancho Guedes, echoes of an alternative modernity" by Pedro Gadanho,
Pancho, Mozambique: 20th century Portuguese architecture" by José Manuel Fernandes,
"The Allusive Pancho Guedes" by Timothy Ostler, and
"One Modernism? One History? One World? One Guedes?" by Simon Sadler.
Text in English & German.
- Goldblatt (D.) & Courtney-Clarke (M.) photo.Kench (J.) text CAPE DUTCH HOMESTEADS,
143 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 1981. OUT OF PRINT
- David Goldblatt and Margaret Courtney-Clarke chose the ten Cape Dutch homsteads that appear in this book: Meerlust, Ida's Valley, Ou Muratie, Rustenberg, Schoongezicht, Uitkyk, Stellenberg, Stettyn, Westoe and Vergelegen.
- Grant (S.) & (E.) DECORATED HOMES IN BOTSWANA,
134 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Mochudi, 1995. OUT OF PRINT
- Sandy and Elinah Grant spent seven years travelling around Botswana to find where homes were still being traditionally decorated by women. They record this dynamic cultural tradition, examine the dramatic effects recent development has had on women artists, explore the role of men, the advent of commercial art and possibilities for the future.
- Guaita (O.) ON DISTANT SHORES, colonial houses around the world
360 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., New York, 1999. OUT OF PRINT
- Includes chapters on British colonial style in central and southern Africa and Dutch colonial style in South Africa.
- Gurney (K.) AUGUST HOUSE IS DEAD, LONG LIVE AUGUST HOUSE!, the story of a Johannesburg atelier
171pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017. R410
- Kim Gurney interviews tenants of August House, one of Johannesburg's foremost artists' studios, as the building goes up for sale and the artists face the prospect of having to move.
"With the eye of an urbanist, artist and resident, Kim Gurney [constructs] a compelling assemblage of individual, visual and urban narratives that brilliantly illuminates the complex life of a building, August House, located in inner city Johannesburg. Her cast of characters - artists, workers, neighbours, August House and the city - lends poignant contour to the ebbs and flows of daily life, the pressures of gentrification, the ruthlessness of poverty, the radicality of the imagination and the ghosts of history." Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia University
"Kim Gurney's biography of August House weaves together a diversity of...narratives that capture an intimate, layered view of a city in flux and the precarity of artists' spaces in Johannesburg. "August House is Dead, Long Live August House!" sensitively explores the tensions between competing impulses in the city, and who ultimately gets to shape what Joburg is and who it is for." Mpho Matsipa, University of the Witwatersrand
Kim Gurney is a writer, artist and research associate at the University of Cape Town's African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the University of Johannesburg's Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre (VIAD). She is also the author of "The Art of Public Space: curating and re-imagining the ephemeral city". She lives in Cape Town.
- Hadfield (N.) text & Botha (L.) photo. BEAUTIFUL HOMES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
191 pp, 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. R350
- Features 15 homes photographed by Lien Botha. Interiors include artwork by William Kentridge, Beezey Bailey, Irma Stern, Arlene Amaler-Raviv, Norman Catherine, Walter Battiss & Eduardo Villa as well as Ardmore & Linnware ceramics.
- Harris (S.) WHO'S WHERE IN CAPE ARCHITECTURE, a directory of people and places
80 pp., 4to., paperback, Cape Town, 2006. OUT OF PRINT
- "Compiled from Hans Fransen's "The Old Buildings of the Cape" with additional material from De Villiers and Pama's genealogies, "The Directory of South African Biography" and other sources."
- Herholdt (A.) ed. COASTAL CONTEMPORARY, architecture of Nelson Mandela Bay: 2000-2013
175pp., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., Port Elizabeth, 2013. R707
- Architect Albrecht Herholdt discusses fifty five architectural projects built between 2000 and 2013 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole, including Red Location Museum of Struggle, Donkin Reserve Upgrade, the NMBM Stadium, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Human Movement Sciences Building and Zwide Community Hall.
Albrecht Herholdt is a retired Professor of Architecture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port ELizabeth. He is currently the Director of Architecture at The Matrix.
- Hess (J.B.) ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN POSTCOLONIAL AFRICA,
209 pp., illus., paperback, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2006. R295
- Includes the chapters, "Reversing the Gaze: exhibition, postapartheid art and the politics of display", "Representations of the Body in Postcolonial Africa", "The Gaze, 'Tradition', and African Art History" & "Envoi: expressive culture and performativity in the diaspora".
- Jolly (P.) DITEMA, some decorated Sotho buildings
77 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R165
- Pieter Jolly's photographs of buildings decorated by Southern Sotho people living in Lesotho and South Africa, taken over the last 15 years.
Pieter Jolly is Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cape Town.
- Jolly (P.) ROCK SHELTER, some cave and cliff structures in Lesotho and South Africa
135 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R225
- A photographic record of some of the structures built in caves and in the shelters of cliffs in Lesotho and south-eastern South Africa, and of the people who once lived, or still live, in them. Some of these sites also have rock paintings.
- Jongens (A.), Schmidt (A.), van Niekerk (J.), Steyn (A.), Basson (N.) & Anderson (Y.) comps. CAPE TOWN, landscape architecture
221 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2012. R400
- Foreword by Gawie and Gwen Fagan.
A compilation of the design proposals for Cape Town and surrounds from the 2011 Master of Landscape Architecture Graduate Exhibition at the University of Cape Town. The authors also interviewed twelve landscape architects, who each discuss some of their projects.
Landscape architects interviewed include Anthony Wain (Century City), Bernard Oberholzer (V & A Waterfront, St Georges Mall and Cape Point Nature Reserve), Clare Burgess (Mitchells Plain Interchange, Rodwell House, Khayelitsha District Hospital), Deon Bronkhorst (Fan Walk for the 2010 World Cup), Johan van Papendorp (Table Mountain Cableway upgrade, Green Point Park), and Tarna Klitzner (Harare Urban Park, Cape Town Film Studios).
- Jordan (B.) photo. & text SWAHILI CHIC, living in style on the East African coast
284 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2007. R495
- Foreword by Dr Richard Leakey.
Features Lamu's stone houses, homes around Lamu market, adobe buildings in Shela such as the Peponi Hotel, the beachfront bungalows of Manda Bay, retreats in Mombasa & Malindi like the Serena Hotel & Indian Ocean Lodge and the stone villas of Zanzibar, including the Emerson & Green Hotel.
- Joubert (O.) ed. 10 YEARS + 100 BUILDINGS, architecture in a democratic South Africa
444 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2009. R480
- A compendium of contemporary South African architecture. Architects were invited via the South African Institute of Architects to submit projects which were then reviewed and recommended for inclusion in the book by academics in six different regions of the country: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Tshwane and environs; Johannesburg and environs; Free State, Northern Cape and Karoo; Cape Town and environs, Garden Route and Eastern Cape; and KwaZulu-Natal.
Projects include the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the Millennium Tower in Durban, the Nelson Mandela Youth & Heritage Centre in Qunu, the Red Location Museum of Struggle in Port Elizabeth, GraÃ§a Machel Women's Residence and Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town, Art Centre for the University of Johannesburg, Melrose Arch, Yeoville Clinic, Sandton Library and Art Gallery and Sandton International Convention Centre, the Constitutional Court and the Women's Jail Precinct in Johannesburg, the Alexandra Heritage Centre in Alexandra, Hector Peterson Memorial Museum and Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication in Soweto, Apartheid Museum in Gold Reef City, Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex, the bush camps at Makalali Conservancy in Mpumalanga, and the Baobab Toll Plaza on the N1 highway between Musina and Makhado.
- Judin (H.) & Vladislavíc (I.) eds. BLANK, architecture, apartheid and after
488 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Rotterdam & Cape Town, 1998. OUT OF PRINT
- Produced on the occasion of 'South African Seasons', a year of exhibitions on South Africa in Rotterdam, and the exhibition, 'blank' in the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, from 16 December 1990 to 30 March 1999.
A "compilation of over forty essays, both written and photographic, which seek to present the complexities of the built environment and the deep structures of divisive spatial planning in South Africa".
Drawings by Moshekwa Langa. Photo-essays include "Appropriated Spaces" by Santu Mofokeng, "Silence!" by Joachim SchÃ¶nfeldt, "Offices" by David Goldblatt, "House Martienssen" by Jo Ractliffe, "Carltonville" by Jodi Bieber, "Environmental Portraits" by Zwelethu Mthethwa, "Rural in Urban" by Chris Ledochowski, "Armed Responses" by Mark Lewis, "Inner City" by Themba Hadebe, "Steinkopf Community Centre" by Angela Buckland, "My Porzie, My Zla, My Koesta" by Rafs Mayet.
Essays include'"Whited Sepulchres: on the reluctance of monuments" by David Bunn, "Game Lodges and Leisure Colonialists" by Njabulo Ndebele, "Take Your Body Where It Has Never Been Before" by Marlene van Niekerk, "Does Size Matter? The apartheid state's powers of penetration" by Deborah Posel, "Erasing Roadmarkings, Cnrs Bezuidenhout and Jeppe Streets" by Stephen Hobbs, "Street Addresses, Johannesburg" by Ivan VladislavÃc, "Apartheid and the Death of South African Cities" by Achmat Dangor, "Interiors, District Six, c.1950" by Shamiel Jeppe, "The Social Programme of the South African Modern Movement" by Derek Japha, "'Fort Ende Thuijn': the years of Dutch Colonization" by Karel Schoeman, and much more.
- Kalley (J.) ed. & Bland (H.) photo. FARMHOUSES OF OLD NATAL,
257pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Pietermarizburg, 2017. R800
- A selection of historic farmhouses in KwaZulu-Natal.
- Kannemeyer (J.C.) HANNES VAN DER MERWE, argitek en skrywersvriend
163 pp., illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2006. R130
- A biography of architect Hannes van der Merwe who designed many large buildings in Cape Town, including the SABC building in Seapoint, the Oriental Plaza in Woodstock, Mutualpark in Pinelands and the Nico Malan Theatre (today known as the Artscape), Cartwright's Corner, the Cape Provincial Administration building, the South African Reserve Bank building and the Burgersentrum (now Unistad) in the city centre.
He was also friendly with many writers and journalists, including Boerneef, D.J.Opperman, Piet Cillié and Izak de Villiers.
- Law-Viljoen (B.) ed. & Buckland (A.) photo. LIGHT ON A HILL, building the Constitutional Court of South Africa
173 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, (2006). R340
- Text includes a series of interviews with Chief Justice Pius Langa, Justices Johann Kriegler, Yvonne Mokgoro and Albie Sachs, the architects Andrew Makin, Janina Masojada and Paul Wygers, Ambassador Thenjiwe Mtindtso who was a prisoner in the Women's Jail of the Old Fort Prison, the building contractor, and others. Anglea Buckland's photographs are supplemented by architectural notes and sketches. Buckland was commissioned in 2003 by the architects to document the building of the Court.
- Law-Viljoen (B.) et. al. ART AND JUSTICE, the art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
203 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2008. R340
- A companion volume to "Light on a Hill: building the Constitutional Court of South Africa". This book focuses on the public art collection displayed in the Court, explains the connection between the art and the architecture of the Court and explores the relationship between art and justice.
Foreword by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Essays include ""Art and Freedom" by Justice Albie Sachs,
"Art and Architecture" by architect Andrew Makin,
"Calling All Artists, Crafters and Designers" by architect Janina Masojada, and
"Art and Justice" by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and Karel Nel.
Also included are comments by some of the artists whose works are included in the collection.
- le Roux (M.) & Mavunganidze (J.) THE JOHANNESBURG GAS WORKS,
93pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2015. R435
- A history of the Gas Works in Cottesloe, Johannesburg. Built in 1927, the Cottelsoe Gas Works closed in 1992 and the buildings have fallen into disrepair.
Includes the essays:
"Futurism and the Gas Works" by Clive Chipkin
"About Time (or: typographical transfers and the case of Johannesburg's Gas Works as an evolution from exploitative industrial machine, to no-man's land, to a singular chance to realise an inclusive urban future) by Alexander Opper.
Includes photographs by Sally Gaule and David Southwood.
Monika Läuferts le Roux and Judith Mavunganidze founded tsica heritage consultants in 2008.
- Lipman (A.) ARCHITECTURE ON MY MIND, critical readings in design
266 pp., illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2003. R195
- Alan Lipman, a South African architect and academic, now retired, has also written on architecture for the newspapers, "Vrye Weekblad" and "The Sunday Independent". This collection comprises some 50 previously published newspaper and occasional journal articles.
- Low (I.) ed. DIGEST OF SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE, 2010
231 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. OUT OF PRINT
- A review of architectural projects completed in 2010, including private and communal residential projects, hotels and commercial buildings.
Also includes a feature article, "Housing and the Informal City Research Project: 2008-2010" by Thorsten Deckler and Lone Poulsen, an article on the South African Institute of Architecture Awards, and a professional directory.
- Magubane (P.) photo & Klopper (S.) text HOMESTEADS,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. R120
- Text in English, French & German.
Part of the "African Heritage" series. Other titles available are "Arts and Crafts", "Ceremonies" and "Dress and Adornment".
- Magubane (P.) photo. AFRICAN RENAISSANCE,
168 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
- Text by Sandra Klopper.
Documents contemporary rural life in South Africa: traditional styles of dress, beadwork and other forms of adornment, rites of passage, artistic traditions and the murals and vernacular forms of architecture practiced in rural areas across the country.
- Magubane (Peter) photo. & Klopper (S.) text AMANDEBELE,
152 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Johannesburg, 2005. R300
- Documents Ndebele traditions, rituals, rites of passage, mural art and beadwork.
- Malan (C.) & McInerney (P.) eds. BUILDING AN AFRICAN ICON, the Northern Cape Provincial Complex
148 pp., colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2003. R345
- The complex was designed by architect Ferreira da Silva and is adorned by artworks produced under the direction of project artist Clive van den Berg. The book covers the background to the project and includes extracts from the architects' reports and written contributions by the project artist and the landscape artist, Stuart Glen.
Essays include "Space and Transformation: representation of power in the new Northern Cape Legislature complex in Galeshewe, Kimberley, Northern Cape" by Iain Low, "An Exploration of the Baroque as a Response to the Challenge of African Architecture" by Anthony Lange, "The Artworks Integral to the Northern Cape Legislature Buildings" by Clive van den Berg, "The Architect as Artist" by Christoph Malan, "The Physical and Cultural Landscape of Space", and more.
- Malan (C.) & McInerney (P.) eds. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN BUILDING, the Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex
142 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2001. R335
- "The Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex...is the first major public building to have been commissioned in a newly constituted, democratic country. The project challenged all those involved to explore new approaches to architecture, both in process and product, and to give appropriate expression to the aspirations of a rapidly transforming society."
- Malcomess (B.) & Kreutzfeldt (D.) NOT NO PLACE, Johannesburg, fragments of spaces and times
155 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2013. OUT OF PRINT
- Bettina Malcomess and Dorothee Kreutzfeldt (also known as the artistic duo deadheat) present us with an array of books, documents, fictional accounts, personal memories, photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, city council publications, surveys, plans, court proceedings and architectural objects and use these materials to take us on a visual and textual journey through the history of the city of Johannesburg and its built environment.
"A bold, astute and original work that not only carves out a distinct analytical plan, but also seeks to generate thought and argument." Achille Mbembe, co-editor of "Johannesburg: the elusive metropolis"
"'Not No Place' comes from a perspective grounded in the gritty realism of Joburg but that zeroes in on its imaginative spaces - the dreams, paper architectures and accidents that brought it into being. It deal with a city that lies beyond the limits of planning and design." Hannah le Roux, architect
Bettina Malcomess teaches at the Wits School of Arts and occasionally at the School of Architecture and Planning. She works across disciplines as a writer, curator and artist and does performance work under the name Anne Historical. She is one of the co-founders of Keleketia! Media Arts Project, focused on inner-city youth.
Dorothee Kreutzfeldt is an artist whose work spans painting and collaborative practice, often with a focus on the urban environment. She is one of the founders of the Joubert Park Project (2000-2009), which ran a public art programme at the Drill Hall. She lectures at the Wits School of Arts.
- Marchand (T.H.J.) THE MASONS OF DJENNÉ,
352 pp., maps, illus., paperback, Bloomington, 2009. R350
- In the town of Djenné in Mali, a town renowned for its mud-brick architecture, anthropologist Trevor Marchand signs on as a builder's apprentice. In this book he describes his journey from raw labourer to skilled craftsman, the processes involved in making and renewing buildings and the raising of a mud-brick house. He also explores the professional associations of masons, their social networks and their training.
"An elegantly written and important anthropological study of indigenous knowledge, building practices, and social relationships among contemporary Djenné masons in Mali." Mary Jo Arnoldi, Smithsonian Institution
Trevor Marchand is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.
- Marincowitz (H.) KAROOSTYLE, folk architecture of Prince Albert and environs
36 pp., map, illus., paperback, Second Edition, Prince Albert, (2006) 2008. R40
- Helena Marincowitz has recorded the rural vernacular building style typical in Prince Albert and environs and still standing in 2005. "The town preserves examples of gabled Cape Dutch houses, Victorian, Georgian, Cape cottages, Neo Gothic churches and flat-roofed Karoostyle buildings."
- Marschall (S.) & Kearney (B.) OPPORTUNITIES FOR RELEVANCE, architecture in the new South Africa
222 pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Pretoria, 2000. OUT OF PRINT
- Foreword by Albie Sachs.
Includes sections on community participation , design on a low budget, environmental design, appropriate materials and technology & culturally relevant architecture.
- Martin (D.) illus. & text THE BISHOP'S CHURCHES, the churches of Anglican Bishop Robert Gray
96 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. OUT OF PRINT
- Documents the 50 churches established between 1848 and 1880 by Bishop Robert Gray, the first Bishop of Cape Town. Forty of these churches were designed by his wife, Sophy. The text is accompanied by Desmond Martin's watercolours and line drawings of most of these buildings.
- Martin (D.) text & illus. WALKING LONG STREET,
112 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2007. OUT OF PRINT
- Author and illustrator Dr Desmond Martin's guide to the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco buildings in Long Street, Cape Town, including the building from which Clarkes Bookshop has operated for more than 50 years.
- Mathews (P.) ARCHITEXTURE,
133 pp., colour illus., paperback, Pretoria, 2003. R245
- Peter Mathews is an architect practising in Pretoria.
A guide to the use of texture in South African architecture.
- McGillivray (K.) INTRODUCING SOUTH AFRICAN ART DECO FURNITURE, published in celebration of the 7th World Congress on Art Deco, Cape Town, March 2003
22 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
- Includes examples of furniture manufactured in the Art Deco style in the Cape by D.Isaacs, H.Ospovat (Duros), Bell,Webb & Bell (Belweb), the Colonial Furnishing Company, the United African Furnishing Company, Jackson's and Rosens in the period.
- Mchunu (V.) AMANDEBELE, signals of colour from South Africa/ farbsignale aus Südafrika
175 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Tübingen, 1991. OUT OF PRINT
- Published to accompany the travelling exhibition which opened in Berlin in 1991.
Examines mural painting, clothing and beadwork.
Includes "Commuting between KwaNdebele and Pretoria - photoimpressions" by David Goldblatt. Essays include "AmaNdebele-People of Beauty from South Africa, a short history" by Vusi Mchunu, "Mother Holds the Knife on the Sharper Side" by Gavin Younge, "Mural Painting in South Africa" by David Koloane, "The House: function and signification in the art of the AmaNdebele" by Wolfger PÃ¶hlmann, and more. The text also includes interviews with women mural painters.
Text in English & German.
- Menache (P.) & David (D.) CHURCH TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA, a travel odyssey, also featuring: On Tour with Wynand Louw
160pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, paperback, No Place, 2015. R355
- Philippe Menarche's and Darryl David's guide to older churches in small country towns around South Africa, with brief histories, maps, and directions on how to get there. Inclues a feature on the architect Eynand Hendrik Louw who designed many church buildings. This book is the third in a trilogy. The first two books are "101 Country Churches" and "A Platteland Pilgrimage".
- Menarche (P.) & David (D.E.) A PLATTELAND PILGRIMAGE, 102 country churches of South Africa
127 pp., 4to., map, colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2012. R285
- Foreword by Gabriel Fagan.
A sequel to the book, "101 Churches of South Africa" (2010). Philippe Menarche and Darryl Earl David have photographed the exteriors of churches found in small towns around South Africa, and provide a brief description of each building.
- Morais (J.) et al BEIRA, património arquitectónico/ architectural heritage
225pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Casal de Cambra, Portugal, No Date. R895
- A history of architecture of Beira, Mozambique.
Text in Portuguese and English.
- Murray (N.) & Shepherd (N.) & Hall (M.) DESIRE LINES, space, memory and identity in the post-apartheid city
315 pp., illus., paperback, Abingdon & New York, 2007. R471
- Contributions include "Planning Fictions: the limits of spatial engineering and governance in a Cape Flats ghetto" by Steven Robins,
"'Manenberg Avenue is Where it's Happening', images by David Lurie from the collection 'Cape Town Fringe, Manenberg Avenue is Where it's Happening",
"Remaking Modernism: South African Architecture in and out of time" by NoÃ«leen Murray,
"Memory, Nation Building and the Post-apartheid City: The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg" by Lindsay Jill Bremner,
Picturing Cape Town" by Marwaan Manuel, Odidi Mfenyana & Nondumiso Ncisana,
"Memory and the Politics of History in the District Six Museum" by Ciraj Rassool,
"A Second Life: museums, mimesis, and the narratives of the tour guides of Robben Island" by Harry Garuba,
"On a Knife-edge or in the Fray: managing heritage sites in a vibrant democracy" by Abdulkader Tayob, and much more.
NoÃ«leen Murray is an architect and academic based in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Nick Shepherd is Senoi Lecturer in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, where he convenes a postgraduate programme in Public Culture in Africa.
Historical Archeologist Martin Hall is Deputy Vive CHancellor of the University of Cape Town.
- O'Toole (S.) & Gunning (S.) eds. SOUND, SPACE, DESIGN, the architecture of Don Albert & Partners
312 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2010. R595
- A monograph on the award-winning firm of architects, Don Albert & Partners, based in Durban.
Covers twenty-eight projects spanning over twelve years, including Ogilvy Headquarters in Cape Town, The Great Egyptian Museum in Giza, Freedom Park in Pretoria, The Glory Hotel at Dubai Sport City, the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature in Pietermaritzburg and Victoria Embankment, ACCORD Peace Centre, King's Park Iconic Stadium and Millennium Tower in Durban.
Also includes the essays:
"View from the Mamba Side", by Sean O'Toole
"Not Knowing", by design principal Don Albert
"Getting Inside You: context, strategy, taxonomy", and "Getting Out of Ourselves" by Nic Coetzer, senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town's architecture department.
"'Sound Space Design' comes at a critical time in the emerging global condition. Challenging modernism's restrictive spatial practices, Don Albert & Partners suggest a more reflectively produced location for architectural production. Situated in a process-driven discourse, the publication demonstrates a challenging means of constructing strategically considered realities. In exposing its experimental approach, the coherent body of work and writing that 'Sound Space Design' presents, affords a critical resource that is relevant to practitioners who are engaged in the contemporary project of architecture." Iain Louw, architect and professor at the University of Cape Town
"While South African architects seem adept at producing a fantasy architecture that relies on overly determined notions of identity and context, an architecture that is more questioning and open ended is what we need more of...This book highlights just how logical Don Albert and Partners has been in pursuing the irrational - as a counterpoint to the rote indulgences of a predicatable national style..." Sean O'Toole
- O'Toole (S.) ed. ART SOUTH AFRICA, vol 4, issue 2, summer 2005.
95 pp., 4to., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2005. R70
- Articles include "$3.34-Million Later: money & meaning in Marlene Dumas" by Ivor Powell, "Notes on a Carnal Medium", in which Penny Siopis writes on painting, "Where is Everybody", in which Kathryn Smith looks at Walter Battiss's happenings & "Encounters with Architecture", in which Hannah le Roux looks at three recent cultural projects.
This issue focuses especially on painting, with articles on Mustafa Maluka, John Meyer, Robert Hodgins, Penny Siopis, Matthew Hindley, Tracy Payne, Colbert Mashile, Deborah Poynton, Joni Brenner, Wayne Barker, Mxolisi Sapeta, Themba Shibase, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Kudzanai Chiurai, Trasi Henen, Garth Erasmus, Andries Gouws & Peter Eastman.
- Obholzer (A.M.), Baraitser (M.) & Malherbe (W.D.) THE CAPE HOUSE AND ITS INTERIOR,
419 pp., 4to., maps, b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Stellenbosch, 1985. OUT OF PRINT
- An inquiry into the sources of Cape architecture and a survey of built-in early Cape domestic woodwork.
Reviews published works on Cape architecture, investigates the background of the Cape settlers, looks at the architecture and furniture of related colonial settlements around the world, and examines the typical features of old Cape houses, linking them to similar features in buildings overseas. Also surveys eighteenth and early nineteenth century built-in woodwork and accompanying metalwork.
- Oosthuysen (H.) 101 CHURCHES, a tribute to the rich history of churches in South Africa
191 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Somerset West, 2010. R350
- Photojournalist Henk Oosthuizen briefly discusses the history of 101 South African churches.
- Pearse (G.E.) EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
170 pp., large 4to., illus., hardback, d.w., faded on spine, Reprint, London, (1933) 1957. OUT OF PRINT
- Professor G.E.Pearse was the first to consider Cape architecture of the 18th century as an independent style and to examine it in its historical perspective.
- Picton-Seymour (D.) VICTORIAN BUILDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA, including Edwardian & Transvaal Republican styles, 1850-1910
412 pp., 4to., illus., hardback, quarter-leather and marble boards, Cape Town, 1977. OUT OF PRINT
- A survey of houses, churches, public and commercial buildings, with notes on the materials used, the architects concerned, the use of prefabricated ironmongery and the influence of European styles.
Number 19 of an edition limited to 100 copies in quarter-leather, signed by the author.
- Picton-Seymour (D.) text & Szymanowski (J.) et. al. photo HISTORICAL BUILDINGS IN SOUTH AFRICA,
192 pp., 4to., map, b/w & colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 1989. OUT OF PRINT
- Covers approximately 300 of South Africa's most important buildings, providing additional information about the architects and other people associated with them.
- Pieterse (E.) & Meintjes (F.) eds. VOICES OF THE TRANSITION, the politics, poetics and practices of social change in South Africa
366 pp., illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
- Foreword by Albie Sachs.
Includes the photographic essays "Making an RDP House a Home" by Seopedi Ruth Motau and "Yeoville" by Cedric Nunn, poems by Sandile Dikeni and Malika Ndlovu and the essays "An Approach to Viable Futures" by Njabulo Ndebele, "Hip-Hop in the Age of Empire: Cape Flats style' by Adam Haupt, "Beggar-Guest" by Ashraf Jamal, "Johannesburg: on being a native at home and abroad" by John Matshikiza, "Shifting Soundscapes and Youth Dance Cultures" by Dominique Wooldridge & S'busiso Nxumalo and "Recovering the Ordinary" by Kopano Ratele.
- Pieterse (E.) & Simone (A.) eds. ROGUE URBANSIM, emergent African cities
495 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, Johannesburg, 2013. R650
- This book is the outcome of a research exploration by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town. The volume "is best regarded as an ensemble of diverse perspectives and modalities of thought on the various ways in which a thick analytical account of African cityness can be advanced...considering the inevitable diversity and arguments across these essays...it is partial and necessarily incomplete." Edgar Pieterse, from his introduction
"Grasping the Unknowable: coming to grips with African urbanisms" by Edgar Pieterse
"Reconceptualising Urbanism Ecology and Networked Infrastructure" by Mark Swilling
"Palimpset African Urbanity: connecting pre-colonial and post-apartheid urban narratives in Durban" by Orli Bass
"Seeking Logic in the Chaos Precinct: the spatial and property dynamics of trading space in Jeppe" by Tanya Zack
"The City from its Margins: rethinking urban governance through the everyday lives of migrant women in Johannesburg" by Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
"Outcharming Crime in (D)urban Space" by Christine Hentschel
"After the Revolution", a photo-essay on life in a once prominent Maputo hotel by Mário Macilau
"Reflections from a Rusty Jewel", a photo-essay on Johannesburg city centre by Kutlwano Moagi,
"Shifting Spaces, Tilting Time" by Jay Pather
"Abracadabra" by Kim Gurney.
Edgar Pieterse holds the South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. He directs the African Centre for Cities and is Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, both at the University of Cape Town.
AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist and Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Honorary Professor at the African Centre for Cities, Research Associate with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies in Jakarta, and Research Fellow at the University of Tarumanagara.
- Radford (D.) A GUIDE TO THE ARCHITECTURE OF DURBAN AND PIETERMARITZBURG,
121 pp., maps, b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2002. R150
- Presents a representative selection of buildings that are easily observable from the street and reflect the multiculturalism of the two cities.
- Raman (P.G.) & Olivier (J.) ARCHITECTURE OF THE THIRD LANDSCAPE, award-winning buildings of the Free State
155 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Bloemfontien, 2009. R250
- Architects P.G.Raman and Jako Olivier discuss various award-winning architectural projects ranging from private houses to buildings at the University of the Free State and conservation projects.
- Raman (P.G.) et. al. VIVA PANCHO,
32 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Durban, 2003. R95
- Architect and artist Pancho Guedes was born in Lisbon in 1925. He grew up in Maputo, Mozambique, and worked there for many years as an architect. He left Mozambique in 1974 and was Professor of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand from 1975-1990. He is currently in private practice in Lisbon.
Includes contributions by Revel Fox, Marilyn Martin, Malangatana Ngwenya Valente, Joe Noero, Lewis Levin, Luis Ferreira da Silva, Julian Cooke, and many others.
- Rickoens-Körner (A.) text & Engelbrecht (S.) photo STONE TOWN STYLES OF EAST COAST AFRICA,
176 pp., 4to., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2003. R395
- Focuses on the 12th to 20th centruy interior architecture of the stone towns in the East African coastal region.
- Righini (P.) THINKING ARCHITECTURALLY, an introduction to the creation of form and place
326 pp., 4to., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2000. R488
- "Initially conceived as a design primer for undergraduate students, this book has grown into an essential reference for all designers...It should also be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about the evolution of architectural traditions."
- Rudd (R.) SOUTH AFRICAN TIMBER BUILDINGS, a craft revived
120 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2006. R435
- A pictorial record of the history of timber construction in South Africa, the book begins with the first wood and iron structures dating back to the early 1800s and ends with the timber homes currently being built throughout the country.
- Segal (L.) et. al. NUMBER FOUR, the making of Constitution Hill
246 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2006. R200
- Tells the story of the transformation of the derelict Old Fort Prison complex in Johannesburg - commonly known as Number Four - into Constitutional Hill, a mixed-use precinct, home of the Constitutional Court as well as a number of heritage sites and museums.
Includes The Tunnel Exhibition, The Rampart Walk Exhibition & The Three Women Exhibition.
- Sheperd (R.) & Maher (S.) comps. THE NOVALIS-UBUNTU CENTRE, a building for the human soul
50 pp., b/w & colour illus. paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
- The Novalis-Ubuntu Teacher Outreach Centre in Wynberg, Cape Town, was designed by Brian Johnson in accordance with the principles of organic architecture developed by the Austrian scientist and philosopher Dr Rudolf Steiner. Johnson's essay, "Healing Architecture, an Anthroposophic Approach to Design for the Third Millennium", is included in the book.
- Simons (P.) text & Proust (A.) photo. CAPE DUTCH HOUSES, and other old favourites
256 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2000. R320
- Explores 150 houses in and around Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Worcester, Tulbach and the West Coast.
- Simons (P.B) text & Proust (A.) photo. MEERLUST, 300 years of hospitality
175 pp.,4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2003. OUT OF PRINT
- Meerlust wine estate, built in the late 1600s in the Cape Dutch style, lies in the valley of the Eerste River in the Helderberg region of the Cape. It has been home to the Myburgh family for eight generations.
- Simons (P.B.) text & Proust (A.) photo. GROOTE SCHUUR, great granary to stately home
144 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, (1996) 2002. R295
DNA Photographers are a Cape Town-based but regularly travelling husband and wife team, Desmond Louw and Antonia Heil, who use a photojournalistic approach to tell stories about people and places. They sent us one of their latest stories, a photo essay on and interview with another creative couple, the celebrated Gawie and Gwen Fagan behind Gabriël Fagan Architects,a number of published books, and three honorary doctorates. The piece was created for international interview magazine Freunde von Freunden, meaning friends of friends, a platform that portrays people of diverse creative and cultural backgrounds in their homes and within their daily working environments. DNA visited the Fagan’s iconic self-built home, ‘Die Es’ (the hearth), in Camps Bay, Cape Town, which they built with their four children in the late 1960s. The original design was drawn by Gawie on a cigarette box when the idea struck and there wasn’t paper in reach.
Both close to 90 years old, Gawie and Gwen still go in to the office every day and have no foreseeable plans for retiring – but they might consider it when they turn 100.
Wanting to portray their lives and work in a meaningful way, Antonia did a lot of research speaking with many Cape Town architects about how the Fagans serve as role models and revolutionaries, still on top of the game and setting trends today. The result is an authentic and inspiring look at two incredible lives lived together in a remarkable home. She says, “What I think is outstanding that the Fagans always find a way when there is no way. No one wanted to publish their books so they did it themselves.” Find the full interview at www.freundevonfreunden.com.
Photography: Desmond Louw & Antonia Heil
Interview: Antonia Heil