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the Southern African Built Environment

See also the Bibliography in the Lexicon



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Baker, Dora
1956
A history of St. Peter's Church, Camps Bay
Camps Bay
St. Peters Church

Baker, H
1934
Cecil Rhodes by his architect
London
Oxford University Press

Baker, Herbert
1944
Architecture & personalities
London
Country Life

Baker, Jos
2009
Preserving a house
Cape Town
Baker

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

Balie, Isaac
1988
Die Geskiedenis van Genadendal, 1738-1988
Kaapstad
Perskor

Barker, Brian Johnson
2003
The Castle of Good Hope from 1666
Cape Town
Castle Military Museum

Barnes, Pamela
1979
Charles Jasper Selwyn 'Where duty leads' The Life of Colonel Jasper Selwyn, R.E.
[South Africa]
P Barnes

Barron, Chris
2005
Collected South African obituaries
Johannesburg
Penguin

Barry, Margaret & Law, Nimmo
1985
Magnates and Mansions - Johannesburg 1886-1914
Johannesburg
Lowry Publishers

Bassett, Brian (Editor)
1986
The buildings of Pietermaritzburg (Volume 1)
Pietermaritzburg
Pietermaritzburg City Council

Bassett, BW; Rudner, J & National Monuments Council. Division of Professional and Technical Services
1986
An annotated survey of buildings and sites of architectural, historical and contextual importance, and recommendations concerning a conservation policy for Robben Island
Unknown
National Monuments Council

Bateman, Philip
1978
Pioneers of South Africa
Cape Town
South African Historical Mint

Bawcombe, Philip & Scannell, Ted
1973
Philip Bawcombe's Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Village Publishing

Bawcombe, Philip & Scannell, Ted
1976
Philip Bawcombe's Kimberley
Johannesburg
Village Publishing

Beck, Haig (Editor)
1985
UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8)
London
International Architect

Beirne, Lawrence Joseph (ed.)
1911
Johannesburg Royal Presentation: art endeavours, associations, clubs, communities, institutions, public bodies, regiments and societies
Johannesburg
Beirne & Nissen.

Bell, B
1988
Clement Seneque: life and work, including catalogue raisonne
Pietermaritzburg
MA thesis, University of Natal

Belling, Veronica
2014
From Cape Jewish Orphanage to Oranjia Jewish Child and Youth Centre : a hundred years of caring for our children 1911-2011
Cape Town
Oranjia Jewish Child and Youth Centre

Benci, Jacopo (Editor)
[2002]
Fine Arts 2001-2002 (The British School at Rome, Catalogue)
London & New York
The British School at Rome

Benjamin, Arnold; Aron, Helen; Zar, Shirley & Chipkin, Clive M
1972
Parktown, 1892-1972 : a social and pictorial history
Johannesburg
Studio Thirty-Five

Benjamin, Arnold
1979
Lost Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Macmillan South Africa (Publishers) (Pty) Ltd

Bentley, Kin
2021
200 Years : A Celebration of Port Elizabeth 1820-2020
Port Elizabeth
Gutsche Family Investments

Berman, Esmé
1970
First edition
Art and artists in South Africa : an illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters and graphic artists since 1875
Cape Town
AA Balkema

Berman, Esmé
1983
2nd, enlarged edition
Art and artists of South Africa: An illustrated biographical dictionary and historical survey of painters, sculptors and graphic artists since 1875
Cape Town
Balkema

Bernard Lewis
1940
Child heroes of South Africa
Cape Town
Unie-Volkspers beperk

Biermann, Barrie
1971
Red wine in South Africa
Cape Town
Buren

Biermann, BE
1955
Boukuns in Suid-Afrika; 'n beknopte oorsig van ons boustyle en bouwyse geskryf en afgebeeld
Cape Town
A.A. Balkema

Biermann, BE
1966
Ons monumente
Johannesburg
S.A.U.K.

Biographies Editors
1938
South African Woman's Who's Who 1938
Johannesburg
Biographies

Birch, KS
1981
Great gold mines of the Witwatersrand: a portfolio of fourteen watercolour paintings with historical comments on the Witwatersrand and some of its mines
Johannesburg
Birch

Birch, KS
1995
The Birch Family: An Introduction to the White Antecedents of the Late Bessie Amelia Head
Grahamstown
Institute for the Study of English in Africa, Rhodes University

Bisset, W.M.
1981
'Lower North Battery - Defended Port of Simon's Town' in Militaria Vol 11 No 4



Bland, Hugh
2019
The Trappist missions : KwaZulu-Natal’s forgotten treasure
Pietermaritzburg
Otterley Press

Bodei, Silvia
2020
Hans Hallen : Selected 1960s projects in Durban
Melfi, Italy
Casa editrice Libra

Bokhorst, Matthys & Martienssen, Heather
1966
Suid-Afrikaanse kuns van die twintigste eeu. Twentieth century South African art.
Kaapstad
Human & Rousseau

Bolsmann, Eric H
1979
THE MOUNT NELSON
Pretoria, Cape Town
HAUM

Boltt, Julia & Standard Bank Limited
2002
Exchange Square : a landmark development
Randburg
Primedia Pub.

Boonzaaier, Emile; Malherbe, Candy; Smith, Andy & Berens, Penny
2000
The Cape herders : A history of the Khoikhoi in South Africa
Cape Town
David Philip

Bornman, Hans
2006
Pioneers of the Lowveld
Barberton
SA Country Life

Borough Council of King Williams Town
c1971
First edition
King Williams Town
King Williams Town
Kohler (Bdr)

Bosman, AEP
1965
Aan God alleen die eer : 'n geskiedenis van die Nederduitsch Gereformeerde Gemeente, Heidelberg, Transvaal, 1865-1965
Pretoria
Craft Pers

Botha, Andries: et al
1988
Mary Stainbank Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue
Durban
Durban Arts

Botha, CG
1933
Groot Constantia
Pretoria
Departement Publieke Werke

Botha, Christo S & Fransen, Hans
1979
Discover historical Stellenbosch
Cape Town
HAUM

Botha, Christo S & Fransen, Hans
1979
Ontdek historiese Stellenbosch
Pretoria
HAUM

Botha, Colin Graham
1939
The Civil Service Club, 1858-1938
Cape Town
Privately published

Botha, Graham (Compiler)
sa [c. 1970s]
A Ford book of landmarks of the past in Southern Africa
Parow
Ford Motor Company of South Africa

Bouman, AC
1935
Kuns in Suid-Afrika
Kaapstad
HAUM

Bouman, AC
1942
Kuns en kunswaardering
Pretoria
J.L. van Schaik

Boustred, W R
c.1940
W. R. Boustred Pbk/Ltd : Trade Catalogue
Johannesburg
W. R. Boustred Ltd

Bouten, PH
1941
De aanleg van 't Oosterspoor
Pretoria
Bond van Oud NZASM Pioniers

Bozzoli, GR
1997
Forging ahead : South Africa's pioneering engineers
Johannesburg
Witwatersrand University Press

Bradlow, Frank Rosslyn
1975
Africana books & pictures : a selection of published papers
Cape Town
AA Balkema

Brain, JS (ed.)
1988
The Cape diary of bishop Patrick Raymond Griffith for the years 1837-1839
Cape Town
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Breedt, JMN
1947
Gedenkboek by die Jubileumfees van die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Nieuwoudtville 1897-1947
Nieuwoudtville
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerkraad

Bremner, Lindsay & Subirós, Pep
2007
Johannesburg : emerging / diverging metropolis
Mendrisio, Switzerland
Mendrisio Academy Press

Breytenbach, Cloete & Barrow, Brian
1997
The Spirit of District Six
Cape Town
Human & Rousseau

Brink, Yvonne
2008
They came to stay : Discovering meaning in the 18th century Cape country dwelling
Stellenbosch
Sunmedia

Brock, BB & Brock, BG (Editors) with Willis, HC (Collaborator)
1975
Historical Simon's Town : Vignettes, reminiscences and illustrations of the harbour and community from the days of the VOC and the Royal Navy with notes on administrators, personalities, old buildings, navigation and shipwrecks
Cape Town
AA Balkema for the Simon's Town Historical Society

Brodie, Antonia (Editor)
1993
Directory of British Architects, 1834-1914: Vol. 1 (A-K)
London
Mansell

Brodie, Antonia (Editor)
1993
Directory of British Architects, 1834-1914: Vol. 2 (L-Z)
London
Mansell

Brodie, Nechama (Editor)
2008
The Joburg Book
Johannesburg
Pan Macmillan South Africa

Broekhuysen, GJ
1965
The birds around us: the commoner birds of Southern Africa
Cape Town
H. Timmins

Brown, AS & Brown GG (eds.)
1916
The Guide to South and East Africa For The Use of Tourists, Sportsmen, Invalids & Settlers. 22nd Edition.
Cape Town
Sampson Low, Marston & Co. (For the Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co)

Brown, SM
1969
Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880-1925
Johannesburg
Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand

Brugmans, Hajo & Japikse, N
1938
Persoonlijkheden in het koninkrijk der Nederlanden in woord en beeld. Nederlanders en hun werk
Amsterdam
van Holkema & Warendorf

Bruwer, Dr Johann J & Martinson, William A
2008
Final Report edition
Heritage Impact Assessment of the proposed Soweto Power Station Development known as Isango @ Orlando Ekhaya
East London / Meyerton
Osmond Lange Architects & Planners / Heritage Resources Management

Bruyns, Gerhard & Graafland, Arie (Eds)
2012
African Perspectives - [South] Africa. City, Society, Space, Literature and Architecture
Rotterdam
010 Publishers

Bryer, Lynne & Theron, Francois
1987
The Huguenot heritage : The story of the Huguenots at the Cape
Diep River
Chameleon Press

Bryer, M
1977
The Faculty of Architecture of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and its role in the community
Johannesburg
Faculty of Architecture. University of the Witwatersrand. Johannesburg

Buirski, AP; Langenhoven, AH (Editor)
2017
The Barrys, the Overberg, and the harbour of Port Beaufort
Witsand
Privately published by the Editor

Bull, Marjorie & Denfield, Joseph
1970
Secure the shadow: the story of Cape photography from its beginnings to the end of 1870
Cape Town
T McNally

Bull, Marjorie
1981
Abraham de Smidt, 1829-1908, Artist and Surveyor-General of the Cape Colony
Cape Town
Bull/Printpak

Bulpin, TV
1951
Lost trails on the Lowveld
Cape Town
Howard Timmins for Hodder & Stoughton

Bulpin, TV
1953
The Golden Republic : the story of the South African Republic from its foundation until 1883
Cape Town
Timmins

Bulpin, TV
1956
1st edition
Lost trails of the Transvaal
Cape Town
H Timmins

Bulpin, TV
1959
Trail of the copper king
Cape Town
Timmins

Bulpin, TV
1968
2nd Edition edition
To the banks of the Zambezi
Cape Town
Books of Africa

Bulpin, TV
1969
2nd Edition edition
Islands in a forgotten sea
Cape Town
Books of Africa

Bulpin, TV
1969
2nd edition
Lost trails of the Transvaal
Cape Town
Books of Africa

Bulpin, TV
1970
Discovering Southern Africa
Cape Town
The Author

Bulpin, TV
1999
3rd edition
Stellenbosch : its wine, fruit and flower lands
Muizenberg
Discovering Southern Africa

Burden, Matilda
2015
First edition
Old Cape furniture : studies in styles
Stellenbosch
SUN

Burman, Jose
1989
Hermanus: A Guide to the “Riviera of the South”
Cape Town
Human & Rousseau

Burrows, Edmund H.
1988
First edition
Overberg origins : The English-speaking Swellendam families
Swellendam
Private (Swellendam Trust)

Burrows, Edmund Hartford
1952
1st edition
Overberg Outspan : A chronicle of people and places in the south western districts of the Cape
Cape Town
Maskew Miller

Burrows, Edmund Hartford
1988
2nd edition
Overberg Outspan : A chronicle of people and places in the south western districts of the Cape
Swellendam
Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust

Burrows, Edmund Hartford
1994
Overberg Odyssey : people, roads and early days
Swellendam
Privately printed in co-operation with the Swellendam Trust

Burrows, HR
1961
A short pictorial history of the University College of Fort Hare, 1916-1959
Lovedale
Lovedale Press

Burton, A R E
1907
Cape Colony TO-DAY
Cape Town
Cape Government Railway Department

Burton, Alfred William
1950
Sparks from the Border Anvil
King William's Town
Provincial Pub. Co.

Burton, Alfred William
1969
The Highlands of Kaffraria
Cape Town
Struik (Pty) Ltd

Butterfield, Paul H
1978
Centenary : The first 100 years of English Freemasonry in the Transvaal 1878-1978
Johannesburg
Ernest Stanton Publishers

Böeseken, AJ
1961
Resolusies van die Politieke Raad III 1681-1707
Kaapstad
Argiefkomitee

De Kock,WJ & Behrens, Louise (translator)
1963
Second edition
Kruger House : Pretoria, The
Pretoria
Board of Trustees, Transvaal Museum

de Mist, Julie Philippe Augusta Uitenhage & Burrows, Edmund Hartford
1954
Diary of a journey to the Cape of Good Hope and the interior of Africa in 1802 and 1803
Cape Town
A.A. Balkema

Du Plessis, C & Brandon, PS
2014
Journal of Cleaner Production



FISHER, RC & BOOYSEN, J
1994
South African journal of cultural history



Fisher, RC & Botes, N
2000
Conservation Policy for Mhlamba Ndlophu
Pretoria
Unpublished report for DPW & SAHRA

Gray, Alexander Stuart; Breach, Nicholas & Breach, Jean
1985
Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary
London
Duckworth

Hall, Martin & Bombardella, Pia
n.d.
Desire lines: space, memory and identity in the post-apartheid city. Chapter 16



Hawthorn, Peter & Bristow, Barry
1993
Historic Schools of South Africa : an ethos of excellence
Cape Town
Pachyderm Press

Holleman, Helen; Paterson, Lynette & Black Sash (Society)
2002
Graham's Town : the untold story: a social history and self-guided tour
Grahamstown
Black Sash

Jack, Alex D & Bolze, Louis W
1979
Bulawayo's changing skyline, 1893-1980
Bulawayo
Books of Zimbabwe

Konya, Alan & Burger, Alewyn
1973
The International Handbook of Finnish Sauna
London
The Architectural Press

Latham, Paul A & Brooks, Alessina R
n.d.
Architects



LE ROUX, S & BOTES, N
2005
Architecture South Africa



Le Roux, SW & Botes, N
1993
Plekke en geboue van Pretoria Volume 3
Pretoria
Stadsraad van Pretoria

Le Roux, SW & Botes, N (Eds.)
2000
Geloof in Suid-Afrika – ‘n Kultuurhistoriese beskouing. Suid-Afrikaanse Vereniging vir Kultuurgeskiedenis 18de Jaarlikse Kongres
Pretoria


Le Roux, SW; Fisher, RC & Botes, N
2001
Conservation policy Botshabelo
Johannesburg
SAHRA

Marincowitz, Helena; Barrella, Lydia & Fransie Pienaar Museum
2000
The old gables of Prince Albert and in the district
Prince Albert
Fransie Pienaar Museum

Martinson, W A & Bruwer, J
20 November 2015




Nel, Karel (ed); Burroughs, Elizabeth; Von Maltitz, Amalie & Villa, Edoardo
2005
Villa at 90 : his life, work, and influence
Johannesburg
Jonathan Ball

Nienaber, PJ ; Smit, JD & Botes, SM
1987
Vrystaatse Argitektuur - Historiese-argitektoniese ontwikkeling van die Vrystaatse boukuns
Pretoria
Stigting NALN

Obholzer, Anton; Baraitser, Michael & Malherbe, WD
1985
The Cape house and its interior : an inquiry into the sources of Cape architecture & a survey of built-in early Cape domestic woodwork
Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Museum

Pistorius, Penny (Ed.); Bezzoli, Marco; Marks, Rafael & Kruger, Martin
2002
Texture and memory : The Urbanism of District Six
Cape Town
Cape Technikon

Ploeger, Jan; Bosman, FCL; Punt, WHJ & Bagnall, A Gordon (Editorial Board)
1966
Conservation of our Heritage: Part 1 - Preservation of old buildings and historic relics
Cape Town
Caltex

Reinecke, DO; Byrne, A; Stark, UG & Meyer, T (Eds)
1981
Staatsteater Pretoria '81
Johannesburg
The Penrose Press

Sabol, Marian & Bastiaanse, Gerrit
n.d.
Craft - Making it stand up : Interview



Sarid, Isa & Bartolf, Christian
1997
First edition
Hermann Kallenbach : Mahatma Gandhi's friend in South Africa : a concise biography
[Berlin]
Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum

Van Bebber, Bob; Boogertman, Henk; Boogertman + Partners & Artist Proof Studio et al
2008
Past : Current : Future
Johannesburg
Boogertman + Partners

Watson, Franchesca; Brown, Laurian & Proust, Alain (photography)
2013
Stellenberg, the story of a garden
Cape Town
Quivertree Publications

Worden, Nigel; Van Heyningen, Elizabeth & Bickford-Smith, Vivian
1998
Cape Town : the making of a city : an illustrated social history
Claremont
David Philip