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n South African Journal of Cultural History - Joe Calafato : a late twentieth century South African precious metal artist

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Abstract

Thirteen semi-structured interviews with colleagues and some family members of Joe Calafato (1912-1991) were conducted in order to compose a systematic profile of his contributions to the development of precious metal artistry in South Africa between 1947 and 1984. This information was integrated with available archival documentation, a sketch book, order books, an autograph book and newspaper reports along with photographs of his work in private collections. Whereas specific attention is paid to his jewellery products, other lines of design in which he worked are also recognised. The development in his designs from Western oriented motifs to South African inspired designs is also highlighted.


Dertien semigestruktureerde onderhoude is met kollegas van Joe Calafato (1912-1991) en party van sy familielede gevoer om 'n profiel van sy bydrae tot die ontwikkeling van die edelmetaalkuns in Suid-Afrika tussen 1947 en 1984 saam te stel. Die inligting is geïntegreer met beskikbare dokumentasie, 'n sketsboek, bestelboeke, 'n handtekeningboek, koerantuitknipsels, asook foto's van privaatversamelings van sy werk. Terwyl spesifieke aandag aan sy juweliersuitsette geskenk is, word erkenning ook gegee aan ander ontwerplyne waarmee hy gewerk het. Die beweging van Westerse ontwerpe na Suid-Afrikaans-geïnspireerde samestellings oor tyd heen, word verder uitgelig.

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2010-01-01
2016-12-04
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