South Africa: The Structure of Things Then

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This text reflects aspects of an era of South African history and culture in photographic and written form. The book grew out of David Goldblatt's desire to explore South Africa's structural heritage, "to put on film what seemed so immediately and potently eloquent of the civilisation we had built". The 145 black and white photographs are a range of structures in South Africa which gave expression to, or are evidence of, some of the forces that shaped South African society in the period 1652 to 1990, which Goldblatt has called the Era of Baasskap. The introductory text and extended caption for each photograph provides the reader with selected insights to the context of each photograph, giving a glimpse of the matrix of cultural, social, political, economic and religious interaction from which each subject photographed emerged and in which it had its "being".

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David Goldblatt has been a professional photographer since 1962. His work on South Africa has been exhibited widely and is included in the permanent collections of the South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the University of South Africa, the Biblioth?que Nationale in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Goldblatt's previous publications include On the Mines, Lifetimes: Under Apartheid (both with Nadine Gordimer), Some Afrikaners Photographed, In Boksburg, and The Transported of KwaNdebele.

Neville Dubow is a professor of fine art at the University of Cape Town.

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Publisher: The Monacelli Press, 1998
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