Creating Coromandel

I have been sent a copy of a book to be published by Artifice Press on a strange and unexpected house built in the veldt north-east of Pretoria by Sydney and Victoria Press. Sydney Press owned Edgar’s, a big chain of stores. His wife, Victoria, was a designer from New York. They commissioned an Italian modernist architect, Marco Zanuso, who had edited Domus, on the basis of a picture of a Sardinian house he had designed which they had seen in a magazine, invited him out to South Africa and he proceeded to design an astonishing, enormous and bold house on an immense scale, which the book documents:-


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