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Author:Cohen, Ronald
Title:Cape Town : a study in watercolours
Place:Cape Town
Publisher:Fernwood Press

This portfolio of 25 frameable watercolour prints of architectural Cape Town portrays the vibrant heritage of the Mother City. Architect and artist Ronald Cohen spent a lifetime capturing his surroundings on paper. His first love was the urban scene — and his favourite city was Cape Town, bathed as it is in warm southern light. His architectural training and understanding of volume and perspective enabled him to record the city's beautiful and characterful scenes and facades.

Assembled loose leaf, on A3-sized, high-quality art paper, this collection of prints showcases 25 of Cape Town's iconic scenes, from lofty classical edifices to rows of flat-roofed semis, incorporating schools, mosques, churches and homes, as well as some favourite vistas.

A booklet is included, in which each work is discussed, giving some history about the site, its architects, influences and inhabitants.

For lovers of Cape Town and its buildings and history, or for anyone with an interest in painting and architecture, this is a collection to be treasured.

(Back cover)

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Towns linked to this book

Cape Town, Western Cape. pp All

Buildings linked to this book

Al Azhar Mosque, 1880, District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp s.p.
Castle of Good Hope - Restoration, 2001, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp [3]
Christian Brothers College, 1936, Green Point, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp [1]
Great Synagogue, 1903, Central, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp [5]
Hanafi Mosque / Musgid Jamie Mosque / Dorp Street Mosque, 1881, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp s.p.
Lutheran Church, 1791 : 1913-14, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp [3]
Noeral Mogammadiah Masjied / Nurul Mohammadia Mosque, 1899, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp [6]
Nurul Islam / Star of Islam Mosque, 1844 : 1895 : 1913, Bokaap, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp s.p.
Palm Tree Mosque - Jan van Bougies Mosque, c.1825, Cape Town, Western Cape. pp s.p.