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Kerry James Marshall is a contemporary artist who uses his art to challenge both the notion of traditional western painting as well as the marginalization of African Americans through history. His work depicts narratives of everyday activity frozen in...
If paintings manifested into musical extrapolations; the celebrated Simon and Garfunkel 1964 folk classic would probably the only sound required as a backdrop to any painting created by Edward Hopper. As one of the leading figures in 20th century...
Wiid Design is a Cape Town based design studio, established by Laurie Wiid van Heerden. It creates products and objects that can be seen as the interface between art and design; where materials are transformed into life enriching and durable...
Defining an architectural style in a single decade is a near impossible task, considering that some large profile projects take about that time to conceive and realise. However, the 90's were quite a special time of reflection and experimentation....
Through the different eras and styles in architecture, one that stood as a celebration of technology and innovation was the British hi-tech movement; an architectural approach spearheaded by the likes of Norman Foster and Richard Rogers. In this group...
It seems like only yesterday that we were passing out branded cards and explaining our vision for this new creative platform. Naturally we had to endure the classic neck-twist / squint-eye gesture as seemingly everyone responded, "huh?, the-front?... be? buh-front?" -...
Iain Low is an architect and scholar at the University of Cape Town where he lectures in architecture. His research interest and writings are focussed in Space and Transformation and the role of design agency in contributing toward social justice and spatial equity in...
Augusto De Luca graduated in law, then became a professional photographer in the mid-1970s, working in the threshold between traditional and experimental photography. His style is a culmination of his experience with multiple photography genres; making use of many...
Flying under the radar with a career that boasts some of the most prestigious works in architecture history, Indian Pritzker laureate, Balkrishna Doshi has produced some of the most elegant and understated works of his time. Most of them...
Iconic fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy was renowned for his elegant couture fashion and was a key figure in the chic style that dominated the 50s and 60s.  His was fondly referred to as designer to the stars, with...