Browsing Category Architecture

Asmal (Z.) ed. REFLECTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES, design, cities and the World Cup
232 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, (Johannesburg), 2012. OUT OF STOCK
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.
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. R645
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.

Contributions include:
"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.
Brink (Y.) THEY CAME TO STAY, discovering meaning in the 18th century Cape country dwelling
220 pp., illus., paperback, Stellenbosch, 2008. OUT OF STOCK
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.
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.
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. OUT OF PRINT
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 São 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 Noëleen Murray".
Duncan (P.) text & Proust (A.) photo. HIDDEN CAPE TOWN,
240 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF STOCK
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. R420
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. OUT OF STOCK
"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."

Contributions include:
"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.
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. OUT OF STOCK
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.

Contributions include:
"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.
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. OUT OF STOCK
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. OUT OF STOCK
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.
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. R260
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.
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.
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.
Joubert (O.) ed. 10 YEARS + 100 PROJECTS, architecture in a democratic South Africa
479pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2017. R1575
An anthology of meritorious South African architectural dissertations from the eight architectural schools in South Africa offering tuition at a post-graduate level. Includes all the projects of the national Corobrik winners as well as regional contenders and other students of distinction.
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 Schönfeldt, "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 Vladislavíc, "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.
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. OUT OF STOCK
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.
Magubane (P.) photo & Klopper (S.) text HOMESTEADS,
96 pp., colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2001. OUT OF PRINT
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.
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.

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. OUT OF STOCK
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.
Simons (P.) text & Proust (A.) photo. CAPE DUTCH HOUSES, and other old favourites
256 pp., maps, colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2000. OUT OF STOCK
Explores 150 houses in and around Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Worcester, Tulbach and the West Coast.
Sims (L.S.) et. al THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT,
262 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, New York etc, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Published in conjunction with the exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2010.

Contributions include:
"Global City, Urban Flux: three models of globalization from and in Africa" by Naomi Beckwith
"Eclectic Dialogue: the atchitectural search for an Afro-centric Design Aesthetic" by José Mapily
"Utopian Processes, Dystopian Premonitions: African craft and design answer questions we have yet to ask" by Keith Recker
"From Masquerade to Fashion and Back" by Judith Bettelheim
"Bushpunk and the Future of Africa" by Julie Lasky.

Includes work by Ardmore Ceramic Art, Black Coffee (fashion designers Danica Lepen and Jaques van der Watt), Egg Designs (Greg and Roché Dry), Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nesta Nala, Ntombi Nala, Heath Nash, Rueben Ndwandwe, Beverley Price, Kim Schmahmann, Esther Mahlangu, Clive Sithole, Ubuhle Beads (Ntombephi Ntombela and Bev Gibson), Nontsikelelo "Lolo" Veleko, and Zenzulu (Marisa Fick-Jordaan) from South Africa, Mabeo Furniture (Peter Mabeo) from Botswana, and Gonçalo Mabunda from Mozambique.
Szalay (M.) ed. THE MOON AS SHOE/ DER MOND ALS SHUH, drawings of the San, drawings and watercolours by Diä!Kwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma and Da / zeichnungen der San, zeichnungen und aquarelle von DiäKwain, /Han=Kass'o, !Nanni, Tamme, /Uma und Da
311 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Zurich, 2002. R950
Catalogue of the exhibition, Völkerkundemuseum, University of Zurich, 2002 and the South African National Gallery, Cape Town, 2003.

Contributions by Megan Biesele, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Elias Canetti, Janette Deacon, Keith Dietrich, Mathias G.Guenther, Roger L.Hewitt and Miklós Szalay.

Drawings and watercolours from 1875-1881 made by six informants of Wilhelm Bleek and Lucy Lloyd.

Text in English & German.

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Thomas (M.) & Fagan (H.) THE BOOMSLANG, Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway
44pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2014. OUT OF PRINT
A visual guide that shows how the aerial walkway in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden was made. The walkway, completed in 2014, was designed by architect Mark Thomas and engineer Henry Fagan.

A boomslang is a large, venomous southern African tree snake.
Tolic (I.) CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE, South Africa
175 pp., oblong 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Milan, 2010. OUT OF STOCK
Ines Tolic looks at structures built in South Africa since the early 1990s, such as the South African Reserve Bank, the Constitutional Court, the Apartheid Museum, Soccer City Stadium, Faraday Market and Transport Exchange in Johannesburg, the Red Location Museum of Struggle in Port Elizabeth, the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria, the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature Building in Kimberley, the Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex in Nelspruit, and Inkwenkwezi Secondary School in Cape Town.

Text in English & Italian.
Viney (G.) text & Proust (A.) photo. COLONIAL HOUSES OF SOUTH AFRICA,
288 pp., 4to., colour illus., hardback, d.w., Reprint, Cape Town, 1987 (2003). OUT OF STOCK
Foreword by Revel Fox.
Features twenty-three houses and their interiors : Vergelegen, Ida's Valley, Libertas, Stellenberg, Morgenster, Sidbury Park, Kersefontein, Barville Park, Zorgvliet, Broadlands, Hawthornden, Tweedside Lodge, Zwartkoppies Hall, Lynton Hall, Stonehouse, Westminster, Dolobran, The Presidensie, Ellingham, Groote Schuur, Tuynhuis, Brenthurst and Rustenberg.
Weinberg (P.) ed. VIEWPOINTS, the University of Cape Town and its treasures
249 pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Cape Town, 2013. OUT OF STOCK
Preface by Vice-Chancellor Max Price.
Introduction by former Vice-Chancellor and Principal Njabulo Ndebele.

The University of Cape Town celebrates it's treasures: architecture, art, history, culture, archives and collections. Includes sections on The Irma Stern Collection, The Kirby Collection of Musical Instruments, The Bleek and Lloyd Collection, the paintings, prints, botanical art and photographs that have been acquired.
[Dechmann (N.), Jaggi (F.), Murbach (K.) & Ruffo (N.) eds. & Mokgadi (M.) photo. UP UP, stories of Johannesburg's highrises
334pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Ostfildern, Johannesburg etc, 2016. R725
Documents a selection of tall buildings in Johannesburg's inner city, with historical facts, floor plans, architectural records and contemporary photographs, as well as reportage, interviews and essays.

Contributions include Tanya Zack on the Anstey's Building, Dali Tambo on the Carlton Centre, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt on the Medical Centre, Stephen Hobbs on Ponte City, Guy Tillim on the Second Kazerne Parking Garage, David Southwood on the Standard Bank Centre, and Rodney Place on the Station Complex.
[Kries (M.) & Klein (A.) eds.] MAKING AFRICA, a continent of contemporary design
345pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Weil um Rhein, 2015. R1990
Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibiton which opened at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil um Rhein, Germany, in 2015.

"This is a book about the future of Africa and about a new, more open way of understanding design - which means it is also a book about what design can achieve in the 21st century." from the back cover

"Includes the work of over 120 "protagonists of Africa's new creative epoch", including Hannes Barnard, Ian Berry, Jody Brand, Justin Dingwall, Dokter and Misses, Egg Design, Larita Engelbrecht, Harron Gunn-Salie, Porky Hefer, Stephen Hobbs, Imiso Ceramics, Anton Kannemeyer, Michael MacGarry, Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Sabelo Mlangeni, Lucinda Mudge, Zanele Muholi, Marcus Neustetter, Jamal Nxedlana, Justin Plunkett, Kabelo Ramasobane, Robin Rhode, Athi-Patra Ruga, Chris Saunders, Gareth Steele, Mikhael Subotzky, Guy Tillim, Siya Ngcobo alias Umlilo, and Leanie van der Vyver from South Africa, Kudzanai Chiurai, Saki Mafundikwa and Sinjdiso Nyoni from Zimbabwe, Martin Joel from Botswana, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Isabel Martins from Angola, and Goncalo Mabunda and Mario Macilau from Mozambique