An information-packed, beautifully illustrated handbook exploring the evolution of design, from the industrial revolution to the digital explosion
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Pemba’s beginnings as a painter occurred at a time and place where it was almost impossible for a young black man to succeed as an artist.
When Robin Renwick was appointed British ambassador to South Africa in 1987, he formed a deep friendship with Helen Suzman. Now, drawing on her personal papers, Renwick sets out to capture the qualities of the woman who, in the face of the hostility of the apartheid regime, carved out a unique role for herself as an intrepid fighter for human rights, simple justice and the rights of prisoners and the disenfranchised majority.
This singular memoir begins with a transgression – the invasion of a private home in Johannesburg. But it is far more than the story of a theft. Lost and Found in Johannesburg is a luminous exploration of place, one in which the author’s and the reader’s assumptions are constantly being tested.