Architecture (SA)

Front Cover of Cape Dutch Houses and Farms by C E de Bosdari
Cape Dutch Houses and Farms - C E de Bosdari

Cape Dutch Houses and Farms by C E de Bosdari is an architectural history of the Cape Dutch style farm houses of the Cape. Illustrated with b&w photos, plans, maps and drawings.  Includes a chapter on outlying districts by Hans Fransen.

R150.00
Front Cover of Nzasm 100 1887-1899 The Buildings Steam Engines and Structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company by R C De Long, G M Van Der Waal and D H Heydenrych
Nzasm 100 1887-1899 The Buildings Steam Engines and Structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company - R C De Long, G M Van Der Waal and D H Heydenrych

Nzasm 100 1887-1899 The Buildings Steam Engines and Structures of the Netherlands South African Railway Company by R C De Long, G M Van Der Waal and D H Heydenrych maps the efforts of the first railway company to establish an extensive railway network in an isolated country in Africa. At the close of the 19th century when the Boers of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) were still living in a pre-industrial timeframe and had never seen a train, the NZASM railway company laid the foundations of a modern transport system.

R350.00
Front Cover of The Old Buildings of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook
The Old Buildings of the Cape - Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook

The Old Buildings of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook is essentially the revised second edition of the authors' first book entitled The Old Houses of the Cape published in 1965. It is the definitive survey on the extant buildings in the area. Illustrated with 400 photos, 154 site and house plans, 32 house plans and 10 area maps. The introductory chapter on the Cape Gable now has 112 diagrams of gables.

R1,400.00
Front Cover of The Old Houses of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook
The Old Houses of the Cape - Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook

The Old Houses of the Cape by Hans Fransen and Mary Alexander Cook is a comprehensive survey with pictures and desciptive text of the existing houses and farm buildings in the traditional Dutch style of the 18th century. This copy is number 190/200 of the deluxe edition bound in quarter brown leather and signed by the authors.

R1,250.00
Front Cover of Shack Chic by Craig Fraser
Shack Chic - Craig Fraser

Shack Chic: Art And Innovation In South African Shack-Lands by Craig Fraser brings to life the triumph of artistic tenacity over adversity. His vibrant images capture the style and innovation of Cape Town's shack dwellers. Having photographed some of the most luxurious homes in the world, the renowned photographer has found true inspiration in some of the poorest. Using only available light, Fraser left the interiors unstyled to capture their 'true beauty'.

R190.00
Front cover of Martienssen and the International Style by Gilbert Herbert
Martienssen and the International Style - Gilbert Herbert

Martienssen and the International Style by Gilbert Herbert examines the central role played by Rex Distin Martienssen in the development of a modern South African architecture. In addition, it focuses on the significant developments in the Transvaal in a period extending from the end of World War I to the death of Martienssen in 1942. Inscribed by the author on the fep.

R2,500.00
Front Cover of Architecture in Natal from 1824-1893 by Brian Kearney
Architecture in Natal from 1824-1893 - Brian Kearney

Architecture in Natal from 1824-1893 by Brian Kearney is a historical essay that gives an account of the houses and public buildings of the early colonial period, and is supported by hundreds of unique illustrations.

R750.00
Front cover of Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa by Ronald Lewcock
Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa - Ronald Lewcock

Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa by Ronald Lewcock describes the interaction between British and Dutch architecture and discusses the major trends that have influenced architecture in South Africa. The author also analyses the sources of various foreign stylistic influences. Illustrated throughout with b&w photos and line drawings.

R800.00
image of Traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa by Mikula, Paul; Kearney, Brian; Harber, Rodney
Traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa - Mikula; Kearney & Harber

Traditional Hindu Temples in South Africa by Paul Mikula, Brian Kearney and Rodney Harber provides a comprehensive catalogue of important traditional temples, with detailed plans and elevations and the historical and religious background of Indian temple architecture in Southern Africa

R250.00
Spine of The Cape House and its Interior by A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe
The Cape House and its Interior - A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe

The Cape House and its Interior by A M Obholzer, M Baraitser & W D Malherbe the standard work on the subject. Illustrated with 1600 illustrations, 8 in colour. This copy is the deluxe edition, bound in full leather and signed by Obholzer and Malherbe. Number 54 out of 100.  With a slip case.

R7,500.00
Front Cover of The Cape of Good Hope 1652-1833 by G E Pearse
The Cape of Good Hope 1652-1833 - G E Pearse

The Cape of Good Hope 1652-1833 by G E Pearse is an attempt to chronicle the life of men and women who founded the first settlement and later established the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. The period covered, 1652 to 1833, is one in which the most important towns were laid out and the finest buildings and craftsmanship were produced. Under the Dutch in the eighteenth century and the English in the early nineteenth century, town planning, civic and domestic architecture and furniture in South Africa reached a standard which has made this country deservedly world famous.

R450.00
Front cover of Transvaal Republican by Picton-Seymour & Webster
Transvaal Republican - Picton-Seymour & Webster

This highly entertaining book, Transvaal Republican: Drawings of Johannesburg and Pretoria, is a not altogether reverent guide to some turn-of-the-century buildings in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The drawings have all the sparkle for which Miss Picton-Seymour's scraperboard work is well known: the descriptions have a touch of spice that adds flavour to the historical information that they offer.

R120.00
Front cover of Luderitz and Environs: Conservation Study
Luderitz and Environs - School of Architecture, University of Natal

Luderitz and Environs: Conservation Study by the School of Architecture, University of Natal aims promote the importance of preserving and restoring the remaining historical architecture in Luderitz. It includes detailed diagrams, illustrations and maps of the town and of the buildings and architecture present, with accompanying text.

R300.00
Front Cover of Africa Style in South Africa by Pamela Strauss
Africa Style in South Africa - Pamela Strauss

Africa Style in South Africa by Pamela Strauss is a survey of architectural styles in South Africa from the most modest constructions to the more ambitious. Concentrates rather on the unusual and eschews the modern nouveau riche for more individualistic interpretations of the South African soul. Beatifully illustrated in full colour.

R250.00
Front Cover of Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs by James Walton
Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs - James Walton

Cape Dovecots and Fowl-Runs by James Walton deals with a previously unrecorded aspect of Cape vernacular architecture, namely the dovecots, fowl-runs and fowl-houses. Many of these buildings are among the most beautiful examples of early Cape architecture. Profusely illustrated in black and white.

R750.00