oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Norman Eaton - some influences on his insights

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



Eaton, as progenitor of Pretoria Regionalism a place-specific architecture - spent his formative years within an identifiable context, namely Pretoria, its peoples and its landscape. His relationship with his mentor, Gordon Leith, his circle of artist friends Alexis Preller in particular - nature, and his investigation of traditional rural settlements and traditional and crafted construction materials all contribute to our understanding of his formative influences. The manifested idiosyncrasies of personality - his inscape - are also revealing.

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