by Paul Duncan and Alain Proust
These two books are hard to put down! Large, stunning photographs and fascinating info on Cape Town’s and Joburg’s architectural wonders, most not open to the public. Written and researched by Paul Duncan, design writer and former editorial director at Condé Nast. The images are by acclaimed photographer Alain Proust. (Both are based in Cape Town and both sign each book Culture Connect sells.)
Price R450 + postage; alternatively collect from Kate’s in Rosebank (Cape Town) or a Culture Connect tour.
Hidden Cape Town is nearly out of print. The 30 interiors in it include Mutual Heights, Sendinggestig Museum (Old Slave Chapel, Long St), South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and Cape Town Rifles officer’s mess in the Castle of Good Hope. In Hidden Johannesburg you’ll be transported to 28 amazing places including Park Station, City Hall, Villa Arcadia, Nelson Mandela House, Northwards, Nizamiye Masjid and Whitehall Court. R399 + postage; alternatively collect from Kate’s in Rosebank (Cape Town) or a Culture Connect tour.
Secret Kimberley, also available (R400) also by Alain Proust and Paul Duncan.