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NUTTALL, Jean Carey

Born: 1938
Died: 2013


MArch 1998 (Cape Town)

Obitury in Architecture SA Issue 61 May/ June 2013 p6. Anonymous

Jean Carey NUTTALL was not an architect, but nevertheless made a substantial contribution to the profession. She had several passions in life and managed to shift seamlessly from one to the next. Her first was biology, which she taught enthusiastically for a number of years. There followed a time of intense interest in art and she completed a BA at the University of the Witwatersrand, majoring in History of Art and Architecture under Heather MARTIENSSEN, Elizabeth Rankin and Michael Godby. Through this grew her major passion for architecture, and in 1983 she edited two issues of Planning and Building for Avonwold Publications. Encouraged by the then Transvaal Institute, she launched, with great energy, the TIA Journal in 1993, for which she produced ten excellent issues.

Having moved to Cape Town, she registered for the Masters architectural course at the University of Cape Town under Roelof UYTENBOGAARDT, graduating at the age of 60. Since then, she contributed a number of articles for Architecture SA, examining South African work from the 1960s until the present. They were consistently well researched and constructed. Recently she joined the local committee of docomomo, and shortly before she died, she completed documentation of her own fine house at 22 Thistle Street, Newlands, designed by Lindsay FALCK.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.