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The Johannesburg gas works (Hardcover) Loot Price: R339
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The Johannesburg gas works (Hardcover): Monika Lauferts le Roux, Judith Mavunganidze

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The Johannesburg gas works (Hardcover)

Monika Lauferts le Roux, Judith Mavunganidze; Photographs by David Southwood, Sally Gaule

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Fourthwall books is pleased to announce the publication of The Johannesburg gas works, edited by Monika Lauferts le Roux and Judith Mavunganidze. The Johannesburg gas works (now Egoli Gas) is a familiar and spectacular industrial landmark in the city. Its dramatic holding towers and redbrick futurist factories are close to the campuses of two universities and within site of the Brixton tower and the buildings of the SABC. Manufacturing at the site came to an end two decades ago and now gas is piped into the towers and from there into the surrounding neighbourhoods for business and residential use. In recent years, the gas works has attracted interest from architects, students, historians and the general public but its now-derelict buildings remain a mystery to most. This new book, the first comprehensive publication on the significant site, tells the story of the gas works and the manufacture of gas in Johannesburg, beginning in 1927. It includes essays by Clive Chipkin and Alex Opper that explore the architectural importance of the incredible buildings, the story of gas production in Johannesburg, the role of gas workers in the industrial development of the city, and the possible future prospects for the site. Maps, drawings and photographs take the reader into the heart of the factory as it was decades ago and as it is today. The Johannesburg gas works is an important contribution to the industrial and architectural history of the city.

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Imprint: Fourthwall Books
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 2015
Authors: Monika Lauferts le Roux • Judith Mavunganidze
Photographers: David Southwood • Sally Gaule
Dimensions: 236 x 312 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-9922404-2-4
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LSN: 0-9922404-2-5
Barcode: 9780992240424

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