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Book

Author:Duncan, Paul & Proust, Alain
Year:2013
Title:Hidden Cape Town
Place:Cape Town
Publisher:Random House Struik

Have you ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door? Hidden Cape Town offers a unique look at thirty of Cape Town's most notable buildings. Paul Duncan and Alain Proust have collaborated to reveal the architectural secrets and artworks that lie behind the doors of some well-known, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the 'Mother City'; buildings that are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country.

Paul Duncan is a former editorial director at Condé Nast Independent Magazines and former editor of Condé Nast's House & Garden (South Africa). He was educated in Cape Town and at the University of Edinburgh, where he received an MA (Hons) degree in Fine Arts. His career has included a stint as a speechwriter and researcher to the chairman of the London-based Royal Fine Art Commission. His published books include two collections of South African interiors: Down South and Down South Two, and Style Icons.

Alain Proust was born and educated in France, but has spent his working life in Cape Town. Photography is both his business and his passion. His body of work includes over twenty books, among them Colonial Houses of South Africa, A Portrait of Cape Town, Everyday Cape Malay Cooking, Groote Schuur: great granary to stately home and Nederburg: the first two hundred years.

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Towns linked to this book

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Buildings linked to this book

Burgher Watch House, 1755, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 130-139
City Hall, 1894-1905, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 62-73
Gereformeerde Kerk, 1952, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 56-61
Great Synagogue, 1903, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 168-177
Groote Kerk, 1835-1836, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 14-23
Groote Schuur, 1896, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 216-225
House Currey: Welgelegen, Groote Schuur, c1900, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 126-129
House Parker - The Firs - Irma Stern Museum, 1898, Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 232-239
Iziko Museum - Koopmans de Wet House, 1790, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 108-117
Lutheran Church, 1791, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 194-203
Masonic Hall - Lodge de Goede Hoop, 1801, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 151-161
Metropolitan Methodist Church, 1876, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 226-231
Mount Nelson Hotel, remodelled, n.d., Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 24-29
National Library of South Africa, Cape Town Campus, 1857 - 1864, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 50-55
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, 1893, Tafelberg, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 30-39
Reserve Bank, 1926, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 96-99
Royal Observatory, 1821 : 1894, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 140-143
SA Mutual Life Assurance Society Building - Mutual Heights, 1934-1936, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 82-95
Somerset Hospital, Second, 1862, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 144-149
St George's Cathedral, 1897-1911 : 1930 : 1957-1963, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 118-125
University of the Cape of Good Hope, 1909, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp 100-108