Kate’s Collection – Books to Buy

Linking with its tours, Culture Connect sells books, most signed and slightly cheaper than the recommended retail price:

  1. Hidden Cape Town focuses on 30 beautiful, historical and mainly ‘locked-up’ buildings; written by design writer and former editorial director at Conde Nast, Paul Duncan (pictured far right below) with outstanding photographs by Alain Proust; R380 each plus postage
  2. Hidden Johannesburg features 28 varied, stunning and ‘secret’ buildings – old and new eg Park Station, House Edoardo Villa, Whitehall Court, Nizamiye Majid and Lion’s Shul, text by Paul Duncan with brilliant photographs by Alain Proust; R380 each plus postage
  3. Keiskamma Art Project well designed, illustrated and written, featuring four of their large scale works including their 120 meter tapestry in South Africa’s Parliament. Cost R150 plus postage (R120 goes to the Keiskamma Trust)
  4. Company’s Garden Quest by Suzie Joubert, easy walkabout of Cape Town’s central park – the reason why Cape Town started. Water, trees, sacred places, parliament, protest, statues and squirrels, are some of the topics. Cost R125 plus postage
  5. Waterfront Walkabout by Suzie Joubert, winner of a national children’s book prize, has facts, figures and stories about the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. It is easy to read – full of pictures and has a page of stickers to mark off key landmarks. Cost R125 plus postage
  6. A history of the Iziko South African National Gallery: reflections on art and national identity by Anna Tietze – ranges from insights into Cape Town’s development and the gallery’s modest beginnings in the 1870s to its current ‘transformation’ agenda and the role of digitalisation.  Cost R275 plus postage
  7. The Emergence of the South African Metropolis by Prof Vivian Bickford-Smith, Extraordinary Prof Stellenbosch Uni, Emeritus Prof UCT and Visiting Fellow London Uni.‘In this elegant study of how South African cities have been imagined, Bickford-Smith reveals a cacophonous urban landscape of conflict, hope, and possibility not yet overwhelmed by racial ordering.’ James R. Brennan, University of Illinois.  R300 plus postage

Books can be collected at an event or from Culture Connect in Rosebank, Cape Town.