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The University of Cape Town and its Treasures


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  • Format: Hard Cover
  • ISBN: 9781775820109
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 256
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  • Category: UCT Press

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The University of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest university, celebrates its treasures in this glossy, gorgeous book, itself a beautiful object for those who attended the university either as students or staff. This venerable institution’s treasures lie in its architecture, its landscape, its students, its works of art, its archives and collections, and its famous moments, all of which are richly portrayed in colour photographs and descriptive text. Rated as one of the most beautiful universities in the world, and the best university in Africa, UCT has reason to boast. And this book is designed to display it at its best, at the same time as opening fresh paths of reflection on the university’s place in history and the context of its treasures

    Preface – Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor
    Introduction – Prof Njabulo S. Ndebele, former Vice Chancellor
    Architecture
    Work and Play
    The Kirby Collection of Musical Instruments
    The Irma Stern Collection
    Works of Art
    Botanical Art
    Special Collections:
    Architectural drawings
    Literary collections
    Fore-edge paintings
    Illustrations
    The Bleek and Lloyd Collection
    Music manuscripts
    Jewish history
    African maps
    Alex du Toit
    Human rights
    Photographic archive
    Hidden Treasures
    Archival Connections
    Timeline

Former staff and students, and the general public interested in the University of Cape Town.

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The University of Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest university, celebrates its treasures in this glossy, gorgeous book, itself a beautiful object for those who attended the university either as students or staff. This venerable institution’s treasures lie in its architecture, its landscape, its students, its works of art, its archives and collections, and its famous moments, all of which are richly portrayed in colour photographs and descriptive text. Rated as one of the most beautiful universities in the world, and the best university in Africa, UCT has reason to boast. And this book is designed to display it at its best, at the same time as opening fresh paths of reflection on the university’s place in history and the context of its treasures

    Preface – Dr Max Price, Vice Chancellor
    Introduction – Prof Njabulo S. Ndebele, former Vice Chancellor
    Architecture
    Work and Play
    The Kirby Collection of Musical Instruments
    The Irma Stern Collection
    Works of Art
    Botanical Art
    Special Collections:
    Architectural drawings
    Literary collections
    Fore-edge paintings
    Illustrations
    The Bleek and Lloyd Collection
    Music manuscripts
    Jewish history
    African maps
    Alex du Toit
    Human rights
    Photographic archive
    Hidden Treasures
    Archival Connections
    Timeline

Former staff and students, and the general public interested in the University of Cape Town.

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.