240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 in
March 14, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1431702994
ISBN - 13: 9781431702992
From the Publisher
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.&br/>&br/>REVIEWS &br/>&br/>Hidden Cape Town, by Paul Duncan and Alain Proust, is beautiful book with many full page photographs of thirty of the most impressive and well known historic buildings in this beautiful city. Proust, a world famous photographer, and Duncan, a well-known former writer for Conde-Nast, have combined their expertise to create this outstanding book. Most people who live in or visit Cape Town pass these impressive buildings frequently and often may wonder what their facades hide. In the brilliant, color-filled pages of this book you will go inside to study the works of art, the architecture, and the history of these magnificent buildings, which you might not otherwise be able to explore. A marvelous book!
Bonnie Neely, Amazon Top Reviewer, 2014/04/20
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.