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Hidden Cape Town

by Alain Proust, Paul Duncan

Struik Publishers | March 15, 2014 | Hardcover |

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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 the country''s collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped South Africa.

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, Irma Stern Museum and the officer''s mess of the Cape Town Rifles (''The Dukes'').

Superb photography coupled with interesting and informative text, this is essential for anyone interested in South African architecture, design or cultural history.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: March 15, 2014

Publisher: Struik Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1431702994

ISBN - 13: 9781431702992

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Hidden Cape Town

by Alain Proust, Paul Duncan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 7.09 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: March 15, 2014

Publisher: Struik Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1431702994

ISBN - 13: 9781431702992

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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 the country''s collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped South Africa.

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, Irma Stern Museum and the officer''s mess of the Cape Town Rifles (''The Dukes'').

Superb photography coupled with interesting and informative text, this is essential for anyone interested in South African architecture, design or cultural history.

About the Author

is his 10th book. Paul lives in Cape Town.

was born in Tarbes in France in 1952 and spent his childhood in the heart of the countryside in Brittany. While still a young child, he was given a camera by his uncle and this inspired him to take up a career in photography. He took an apprenticeship with a well-known French photographer in the Pas de Calais region in France and now makes his living as a photographer, particularly of wine and spirit related subjects. He cites patience and hard work as the key to the success of his photography and his hobbies mainly revolve around sporting activities.
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