A Guide to the Old Buildings of the Cape: A Survey of Extant Architecture from Before C1910 in the Area of Cape Town-Calvinia-Colesberg-Uitenhage

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Jonathan Ball Publishers, Jan 1, 2004 - Architecture - 596 pages
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The book features over 5000 buildings, sumptuously illustrated with over 700 photographs by Arthur Elliot, Andre Pretorius and the author himself, as well as some 200 house, site and town plans. Lavishly illustrated and generously laid out, this guide is both the ultimate reference work in its field and a sumptuous coffee table book for admirers of the remarkable architecture of this region.

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Introduction to the architecture of the Cape
Some architects and styles
Central Cape Town

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About the author (2004)

Hans Fransen came to South Africa from the Netherlands as a young man in 1955. He recently retired after a career dedicated to the arts, as museum director and art and architectural history lecturer at Natal University, where he also obtained his doctorate. He has been active in conservation circles and is the author of several standard reference works on these subjects, including Guide to the Museums of Southern Africa (1978), Three Centuries of South African Art (1982), A Cape Camera (1994) and A Guide to the Old Buildings of the Cape (2004). For his life s work he was awarded a knighthood in the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Queen of the Netherlands. He is a veteran of six Comrades Marathons and fifteen Argus Cycle Tours.

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