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Published with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design
A House in the Transvaal presents a complete history of the Brebnor House, completed in 1978 by Stanley Saitowitz in the Highveld of South Africa between Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is illustrated with early conceptual sketches, working drawings, color airbrush presentation drawings, and complete photographic documentation of construction and of the finished building.
Influenced by the inventive and colorful artifacts and buildings of the N'debele people, the industrial building vernacular of South African mines, the forms and ideas of Duchamp and Cage, and a love of the African landscape, Saitowitz's building melds past and present, place and idea.
A House in the Transvaal, with an introduction by the editor, George Wagner, also includes an interview with Stanley Saitowitz, and essays by Michael Benedikt, Jeffrey Inaba, and Stanley Saitowitz.
Published in association with the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Stanley Saitowitz: A House in the Transvaal will be joined by Erich Owen Moss: The Box in a growing series of single-building publications.