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
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