Constitutional Court Deluxe Package

Includes:

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Light On A Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Touring the Constitutional Court of South Africa with Justice Albie Sachs

“This is the most beautiful court building I have ever seen.” US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Constitutional Court of South Africa deluxe package from David Krut Publishing was released to coincide with the book and lecture tour undertaken by Justice Albie Sachs and Dr Bronwyn Law-Viljoen to various United States universities and law schools at the beginning of 2009

Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Photographs by Angela Buckland
When the new Constitutional Court of South Africa was officially opened in 2004 it caused a stir in the legal and architectural fraternities. It was built on the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison that had once held Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela and was an unlikely building for a court. Light on a Hill: Building the Constitutional Court of South Africa, published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the South African Constitution, is a fitting tribute to the way in which the Constitutional Court has transformed the forbidding Old Fort Prison of Johannesburg into a beacon of hope that takes its place as a pioneer building in the South African architectural vernacular.

Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Photographs by Ben Law-Viljoen
This magnificent book celebrates and documents the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building. Art and Justice serves as a record of the Court’s growing collection of paintings, prints, fibre art and sculptures, but more importantly it pays tribute to an extraordinary vision: to bring together art and justice in South Africa’s most important public building.

Touring the Consitutional Court of South Africa with Justice Albie Sachs
A documentary film by Lomin Saayman and Lloyd Ross
This DVD takes the viewer on a tour of the Court with Justice Albie Sachs. Justice Sachs, who has been a life-long fighter for human rights, was appointed as a Founder Member of the Constitutional Court by President Nelson Mandela in October 1994. His deep interest in art and architecture is reflected in the Court’s unique collection of loose and integrated artworks. The collection gives this world-renowned building a special warmth and humanity and helps to change our thinking about public buildings in general and courts in particular.

ISBN: 978-0981-418810
Price: $85