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Wissema, Jansje (photographer); Adam Small (text)

District Six

Published: Fontein Books, Johannesburg, 2004

Edition: Second

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This lot commemorates Dutch photographer Jansjie Wissema's architectural and human record of the last days District Six, an inner Cape Town multi-racial suburb bulldozed as part of the then Government's apartheid policy

  • The cover text relates how the late photographer's negatives were found in a shoebox in a storeroom of the Cape Provincial Institute of Architects, which had commissioned but since forgotten the photography; how the flat (no light-meter) negatives were brought to life by French photographer Alain Proust; and how the text, by poet Adam Small, was add to augment the photographs with a plea for the revival of District Six

Laminated limp covers with wraparound illustration in sepia, lettering to the front in red and black, to the spine in red, white and black, and to the back in red, sepia and black; plain endpapers, plain matt black leaves front and back; 12 pp of grey matt paper printed in black; and 32 pp of heavy gloss art paper illustrated with uncaptioned sepia photographs

  • This copy is in as-new condition, complete, unmarked and undiscoloured; it comes from the second edition, which was commissioned by the District Six Museum; with the first edition of 1986 having been limited to 1000 copies and signed by Adam Small
  • Binding Condition: As new
  • Overall Condition: As new
  • Size: 320 X 245
  • Sold By: Fontein Books
  • Contact Person: Richard Proctor-Sims
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: +27 79 546 4032; 051 773 0486; 011 793 6577
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Eft, or, for overseas buyers, PayPal
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