Hannes Meiring

Battle of the Books – Hannes Meiring versus Hannes Meiring reviewed by Kathy Munro on the The Heritage Portal. Hannes Meiring : My Country in Line and Colour – An Unconventional Look at South African Architecture. Fernwood Press, 2004.  Meiring was a fine architect who died in 2010.  He was a sensitive conservation and heritage professional.   Published some 11 years ago […]

Western Provincial versus Transvaal Republican

Battle of the Books – Western Provincial versus Transvaal Republican reviewed by Kathy Munro on the The Heritage Portal. Western Provincial an album of Paintings and Drawings of the Western Cape, by Desiree Picton-Seymour and R I B Webster,  1952, Maskew Miller, Cape Town, 36 plates, 80 pages. This book was a collaborative effort by the artist (Picton-Seymour) and the […]

Fietas, A social History of Pageview

Battle of the Books – Insider and Outsider view of Fietas/Pageview reviewed by Kathy Munro on the The Heritage Portal. Nasir Carrim:  Fietas, A social History of Pageview, 1948-1988, published by Save Pageview Association, 1990.  Softcover, A4 size, 191 pages, illustrated, maps.   This book in its day was an item of campaign literature to Save Pageview from demolition and […]

The Barnett Collection (Vols I & II)

Battle of the Books – The Barnett Collection (Vols I & II) reviewed by Kathy Munro on the The Heritage Portal. The Barnett Collection A Pictorial Record of Early Johannesburg, published by the Star to commemorate the City’s 80th year (Johannesburg, 1966).  This  large volume of sepia toned photographs of early years of life in […]

Memoirs of Early Johannesburg

Battle of the Books – Memoirs of Early Johannesburg reviewed by Kathy Munro and posted on the website of The Heritage Portal and well worth reading. Johannesburg Pioneer Journals 1888 – 1909 edited by Maryna Fraser, published by the Van Riebeeck Society Cape Town 1985, Second Series no 16.  This is an elegant well presented volume and an excellent item […]