Hidden Cape Town - Paul Duncan (Hardcover)

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Description

A unique look ‘inside’ 30 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting façade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some well-known, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the ‘Mother City’. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country.

Product Details

Barcode
9781432307936
Department
Books
Released
31 Dec 2017
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Paul Duncan
Alain Proust (Photographer)
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Struik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
232
Dimensions
260 x 250 x 15mm (1.52kg)

Summary

Now revised, this book takes a unique look 'inside' 29 of Cape Town's most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some wellknown, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the 'Mother City'. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country. These 'hidden' interiors include the Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Royal Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and the officer's mess of the Cape Town Rifles ('The Dukes').

Classification

General Subject
Architecture
BISAC Subject 1
Architecture / History / General
BISAC Subject 2
Non-Classifiable
BIC Classification 1
Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
BIC Classification 2
Residential buildings, domestic buildings
BIC Classification 3
History of architecture
BIC Classification 4
Architectural structure & design
Library Subject 1
Historic buildings - South Africa - Cape Town
Library Subject 2
Cape Town (South Africa) - Buildings, structures, etc
Library Subject 3
Interior architecture - South Africa - Cape Town
Dewey Classification
729.0968

Author Bio

Paul Duncan is a former editorial director at Conde Nast Independent Magazines and former editor of Conde Nast's House & Garden (South Africa). Paul was educated in Cape Town and at the University of Edinburgh, where he received an MA (Hons) degree in Fine Arts. His career has included a stint as a speechwriter and researcher to the chairman of the London-based Royal Fine Art Commission. His published books include two collections of South African interiors: Down South and Down South Two, and Style Icons. Alain Proust was born and educated in France, but has spent his working life in Cape Town. Photography is both his business and his passion. His work can be seen in over 20 books, including Colonial Houses of South Africa, A Portrait of Cape Town, Everyday Cape Malay Cooking, Groote Schuur: great granary to stately home and Nederburg: the first two hundred years.