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This is a list of books about, or by practitioners involved with,
the Southern African Built Environment

See also the Bibliography in the Lexicon



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Albert, Don; O'Toole, Sean W; Gunning, Siobhan; Coetzer, Nic & Don Albert & Partners
2010
Sound space design : the architecture of Don Albert & Partners
Cape Town
Pythagoras

Bakker, Karel A; Clarke, Nicholas J & Fisher, Roger C
2014
Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa
Pretoria
Visual Books

Benjamin, Arnold; Chipkin, Clive M; Zar, Shirley & Aron, Helen
1972
Park Town, 1892-1972: A Social and Pictorial History
Johannesburg
Studio Thirty Five Publications

Cachet, F Lion
1888
Tiyo Soga : Die Eerste [......]zendeling
Amsterdam
Höveker & Zoon

Cairns, Margaret & Grutter, Wilhelm
1974
Cradle of Commerce - The Story of Block B
Cape Town
Woolworths

Calderwood, DM
1952
Native housing
South Africa
South African Institute of Race Relations

Calderwood, DM
1955
Native housing in South Africa
Cape Town
Cape Times

Calderwood, DM & Institution of Municipal Engineers of Southern Africa
1956?
Town planning with particular reference to housing layouts
?
?

Calderwood, DM
1960
Waterkloof primary school : a development project
Pretoria
C.S.I.R.

Calderwood, Douglas McGavin
1952
An investigation into the functional and aesthetic aspects of garden architecture
Johannesburg
Thesis (MArch)--University of the Witwatersrand

Calderwood, Douglas McGavin
1953
An investigation into the planning of urban native housing in South Africa
Johannesburg
Thesis (D.Arch.) University of the Witwatersrand

Calderwood, Douglas McGavin
1964
Principles of mass housing
Pretoria
South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Callinicos, Luli & Lewin, Hugh
2012
Who built Jozi? : discovering memory at Wits Junction
Johannesburg
Wits University Press

Caltex Oil (S.A.) (Pty) Ltd.; J. Walter Thompson Company
1966
Preservation of old buildings and historic sites
Cape Town
Caltex Oil

Camp, Steve
2001
Historic Pietermaritzburg
Pietermartizburg
Shuter & Shooter

Cape Town Foreshore Joint Technical Committee
1948
The Cape Town foreshore plan
Cape Town
Government Printer of the Union of South Africa

Carrim, Nazir
1990
Fietas : a social history of Pageview, 1948-1988
Johannesburg
Save Pageview Association

Carruthers Vincent
2022
Illustrated History of Hartbeespoort Dam
Unknown
Unknown

Cartwright, Alan Patrick
1977
Diamonds and Clay
Cape Town ; New York
Purnell

Cartwright, AP & Cowan, N
1978
Old Transvaal 1834-1899, The
Cape Town
Purnell

Chamber of Mines of South Africa
1936
Empire Exhibition, South Africa, 1936. The Transvaal Chamber of Mines. Catalogue : A description of the Transvaal Chamber of Mines' pavilion and exhibits
Johannesburg
Transvaal Chamber of Mines

Chilvers, Hedley A
1929
Out of the Crucible. Being the romantic story of the Witwatersrand Goldfields; and of the Great City which arose in their midst (with sixteen drawings by William M. TIMLIN)
London
Cassell

Chipkin, Clive M
1993
Johannesburg Style - Architecture & Society 1880s - 1960s
Cape Town
David Phillip

Chipkin, Clive M
2008
Johannesburg Transition - Architecture & Society 1950 - 2000
Johannesburg
STE Publishers

Christian [Wellman, EJ]
1933
Why No True Christian or Patriot can support Rome.
[London]
Private

Christie, Charles
1943
Some memories of Charles Murray and a few of his friends : including the substance of a presidential address to the South African Library Association on the occasion of their Triennial Conference at Johannesburg, January, 1943
Pretoria
Wallachs

City of Cape Town. Spatial Planning and Urban Design
2009
Cape Town densification strategy : technical report
Cape Town
Spatial Planning and Urban Design Department, City of Cape Town

Clairet, Vanessa; Even, Morgan, Courilleau, Léa (Editorial co-ordination)
2014
Electronic edition
Young architects in Africa
Paris
Architecture-Studio

Clark, BH
1983
Sanitary Plumbing Services in South Africa
Cape Town : Wetton : Johannesburg
Juta & Company Limited

Clarke, James (Editor)
1987
Like it was : the Star 100 years in Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Argus Printing and Pub. Co.

Clarke, JFC
2008
A Glimpse into Marabastad
Pretoria
Leopardstone Private Press

Clarke, Nicholas & Kuipers, Marieke
2015
Re-centring Tshwane : Urban heritage strategies for a resilient Capital
Pretoria
Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas J; Fisher, Roger C & Simelane, Siphiwe
2016
First edition
NZASM-footsteps along the tracks : the identified extant built residue of the Nederlandsche Zuid-Afrikaansche Spoorweg-Maatschappij (1887-1902)
Pretoria
Visual Books

Clarke, Nicholas J; Fisher, Roger C & Kuipers, Marieke C
2021
Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961
The Netherlands
LM Publishers

Claude, Dennis John
2015
Faces in the Mirror
Durban
Phansi Publishing

Cleary, Melanie and Du Plessis, Karen
2006
Overberg, The : Inland from the tip of Africa
Cape Town
Struik

Cleghorne, William Shaw Hamilton
1922
Farm Buildings and Building Construction in South Africa : a text-book for farmers, agricultural students, teachers, builders, etc.
London
Longmans, Green and Co

Cloete, Nini Bairnsfather & Fraser, Craig
2016
First edition
Remarkable heritage houses of South Africa
Rondebosch
Quivertree Publications

Coates, Peter Ralph
1976
Track and trackless : omnibuses and trams in the Western Cape
Cape Town
Struik

Coetzee, Abel
1960
Die Afrikaanse Volkskultuur
Cape Town
Balkema

Coetzee, CG
2000
Military villages on the Eastern Frontier - proposed and founded - 1821-1850
Grahamstown
Private

Coetzee, CG, Westby-Nunn, Tony (Revised and edited)
2010
The Cape journal : military villages in the Eastern Cape : the unfortified military villages of Sir Harry Smith, 1848-1850
Cape Town
Westby Nunn publishers

Coetzee, Colin
1995
Forts of the Eastern Cape : Securing a frontier 1799 - 1878
Grahamstown
Colin G Coetzee

Coetzee, DJ
1940
Spoorwegontwikkeling in die Suid-Afrikaanse Republiek (1872-1899) : (met spesiale verwysing na die botsing tussen die onafhanklikheidstrewe van die Boere en die Britse Imperiale belange)
Kaapstad
Nasionale Pers

Coetzee, Nicolaas Abraham
1997
Die geskiedenis van Rustenburg ongeveer van 1840 tot 1940
Pretoria
NA Coetzee

Coetzee, NJ
1992
Pierneef, Land and Landscape: The Johannesburg Station Panels in Context
Johannesburg
CBM Publishing

Coetzer, Nicholas
2016
Building Apartheid : On Architecture and Order in Imperial Cape Town
London
Routledge

Cohen, Ronald
2015
Cape Town : a study in watercolours
Cape Town
Fernwood Press

Cole Bowen, Robert E
1957
Fifteen essays in half-tone
Pretoria
Van Schaik

Cole Bowen, Robert E
1974
World to world on Rhodesia's magic carpet
Bulawayo
Books of Rhodesia

Cole, DI
2002
The building stones of Cape Town : a geological walking tour
Cape Town
Council for Geoscience

Colvin, ID
1909
Romance of Empire, South Africa
London
TC & EL Jack

Comrie, H & Young, G (Eds)
2000
Greyton urban design study - with 8 watercolours by T Evans
Pretoria
Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria

Connell, PH; Irvine-Smith, C; Jonas, K; Kantorowich, R & Wepener, FJ
1939
Native housing
Johannesburg
University of the Witwatersrand, unpublished collective BArch thesis

Conservation Committee of the Durban City Council
1992
Rewarding conservation
Durban
Conservation Awards Committee and Communications & Public Relations Department

Cook, Douglas
1962
The Paynes of 'Overdale'

Privately printed

Cook, Mary Alexander
1973
Die Kaapse kombuis : 'n beskrywing van sy ligging, uitleg en toebehore
Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Museum

Cook, Mary Alexander
1973
The Cape kitchen : a description of its position, lay-out, fittings and utensils
Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Museum

Cooper, A A
1986
The Freemasons of South Africa
Cape Town
Human & Rousseau

Cooper, AA & Vieler, DEG
1995
A Century of Brotherhood : a history of English Freemasonry in the Transvaal from 1895-1995
Unknown
Unknown

Cowin, Kay
1954
Bushveld, bananas and bounty
London
Michael Joseph

Coyne, Patrick
2010
A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts
Westville
Osborne Porter Literary Services

CPIA Committee
1983
The Buildings of Cape Town 1983 : Phase Two. Volume Three : Catalogue and Classification
Cape Town
Cape Provincial Institute of Architects

Craig, JF (ed.)
194?
The Tavern of the seas / Die Herberg van die see
Cape Town
United Tobacco Company

Crook, Lionel
2013
Island at War : Robben Island, 1939-45
Simon's Town
Naval Heritage Trust

Cross, James JB
1977
Graaff Reinet : a portfolio of four art prints = 'n portefeulje van vier kunsafdrukke
South Africa
S.l. : s.n.

Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund
1988
Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town
Cape Town
Clifton Publications

Cumming-George, L
1933
Architecture in South Africa - Volume One
Cape Town
The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.

Cumming-George, L
1934
Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two
Cape Town
The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.

Currey, RF
1970
Rhodes University 1904-1970 : a chronicle
Grahamstown
Grahamstown

de Mervelec, Patrick & Chipkin, Clive M
2013
Johannesburg : architecture and heritage
South Africa
In Camera Art Publications

De Villiers, Div & Costello, John
2006
Mkambati and the Wild Coast : South Africa and Pondoland's unique heritage
South Africa
Wilderness Safaris

Du Plessis, C & Cole, RJ
2011
Building Research and Information



Du Plessis, Morné & Chetty, Purshoth
n.d.
Legacy - Running it : Interview



Fagan, Henry & Collins, Margaret
n.d.
Craft - Making it stand up : Interview



FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ
2007
South African journal of art history



FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ
2010
South African Journal of Art History



FISHER, RC & CLARKE, NJ
2011
Architecture South Africa: Journal of the South African Institute of Architects



Fisher, Roger & Clarke, Nicholas
n.d.
Wilhelmiens aftermath and legacy



Fisher, Roger & Clarke, Nicholas
2014
Architectural Guide : South Africa
Berlin
DOM Publishers

FISHER, Roger C & CLARKE, Nicholas J
2010
South African Journal of Art History



Fransen, Hans & Cook, Mary Alexander
1965
The old houses of the Cape : a survey of the existing buildings in the traditional style of architecture of the Dutch-settled regions of the Cape of Good Hope
Cape Town
AA Balkema

Fransen, Hans & Cook, Mary Alexander
1981
The Old Buildings of the Cape
Cape Town
Balkema

Gerneke, Carl & Cooke, Julian
2002 (June)




Goldblatt, David; Courtney-Clarke, Margaret & Kench, John
1981
Cape Dutch Homesteads
Cape Town
C Struik Publishers

Jack, Alex D; Cobban, D G (text) & Williams, S H (ed.)
1981
Salisbury’s changing skyline, 1890 - 1980
Bulawayo
Books of Zimbabwe

Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Delft Day Care Centres



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Dibanisa Iinstapho Hostels to Homes Project



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Early Childhood Development Centre



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Ekasi Medley



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Informal Traders Market



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Joe Gqabi Transport Terminus



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Mitchells Plain Public Transport Interchange



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Service Centres & Pay Points



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Stock Road Station



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Trojan Horse Memorial



Low, Iain; Cooke, Julian & Joubert, 'Ora
n.d.
Usasazo Secondary School



Methven, Cathcart W & Cape of Good Hope. Ministerial Department of Public Works
1901
Report on the existing and proposed harbour improvements, Port Alfred
Cape Town
W.A. Richards & Sons

Methven, Cathcart W & Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
1902
Mossel Bay Harbour works
Cape Town
Cape Times Ltd.

Methven, Cathcart W & Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Department of Public Works
1902
St. John's harbour survey
Cape Town
Cape Times Ltd.

Methven, Cathcart William & Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
1902
Kalk Bay : proposed fishery harbour
Cape Town
Cape Times

Methven, Cathcart William; Crofts, Charles James & Tudsbery, JHT
1914
Durban harbour, South Africa
London
The Institution

O'Brien, Rory & Curtis, Craig (samestellers)
1979
Die Donkinerfenis-wandelpad : Port Elizabeth stapgids
Port Elizabeth
Historiese Vereniging

Pearse, G E & Carnegie Corporation of New York. Visitors' Grants Committee
1934
Architectural education, a survey of the problem in South Africa, the United States of America, Canada and Europe; report of a visit to the United States of America, Canada and Europe under the auspices of the Visitors' grants committee of the Carnegie corporation of New York
Pretoria
Carnegie Corporation Visitors' grants committee

Stone, Ida Mae & Clayton, Harry
1976
Sketches : published on the occasion of Johannesburg's ninetieth birthday
Johannesburg
Published for the Africana Museum by Ad. Donker

Strauss, Pamela & Curtis, John
1994
Africa style in South Africa : pondokkies, khayas, and castles
Johannesburg
J. Ball Publishers

Thomas, Beverley; van Hemert, Marena & Cochrane, Colin
1997
The Drostdy Museum : Guide Book
Swellendam
Drostdy Museum

Van Riet Lowe, Clarence & Commission for the Preservation of Natural and Historical Monuments, Relics and Antiques
1941
The monuments of South Africa : including an account of the work of the Commission for the Preservation of Natural and Historical Monuments, Relics and Antiques during the period 23rd April, 1935, to 22nd April, 1940
Pretoria
Government Printer

Van Riet Lowe, Clarence; Malan, BD & Commission for the Preservation of Natural and Historical Monuments, Relics and Antiques
1949
The monuments of South Africa : Second, Revised and Enlarged Edition
Pretoria
Government Printer