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In watercolours and words, South African–born A.J. Diamond gives a rare glimpse into the sights that informed his life and career on three continents. From childhood and youth in South Africa to education in England and the United States and finally to life in Toronto, Diamond has kept a sketchbook, paints and a pen at hand. Wandering and wondering, this book gives visual and narrative illustrations of how he has viewed the world he has travelled.
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In watercolours and words, South African–born A.J. Diamond gives a rare glimpse into the sights that informed his life and career on three continents. From childhood and youth in South Africa to education in England and the United States and finally to life in Toronto, Diamond has kept a sketchbook, paints and a pen at hand. Wandering and wondering, this book gives visual and narrative illustrations of how he has viewed the world he has travelled.
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“I love this book. We are welcomed into [Diamond’s] way of seeing so gracefully. Absolutely lovely and absolutely intelligent. And, best of all, the combination of the written and the visual is intensely moving.” Anne Michaels, author of Fugitive Pieces
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  • ISBN-13: 9781553655916
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


A.J. Diamond was born in South Africa and is a graduate of the Universities of Capetown, Oxford and Pennsylvania. He is a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medalist, an Honourary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Order of Ontario and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Diamond is the founding Principal of Diamond and Schmitt Architects, which has received numerous national and international awards for design and sustainability. Since 1964 he has been resident in Toronto.
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Table of Contents


Introduction Essay

1. Bellair, 1938
2. Train Journeys, 1940
3. Piet Retief, 1942
4. Sports, 1954
5. Going Up, 1965
6. University, 1954
7. University, 52-58
8. Rhode Island, 1975-85
9. Hushim's Palace, Jericho, 1976
10. The Approach, 1989
11. The Jerusalem Commute
12. City Hall, 1991
13. Foreign Ministry
14. The Border Crossing, 1997
15. Prague, 1992
16. Venice at Christmas, 1996
17. Rome
18. Turkey, 1998
19. Mustique
20. Treehouse

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