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Hidden Johannesburg

Hidden Johannesburg

Hidden Johannesburg offers delightful photos from the interior of 28 notable buildings and reveals rarely accecible fragments of the city.
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Title: Hidden Johannesburg
Author: Paul Duncan
Photographer: Alain Proust
Genre: photo book
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa (Lifestyle)
Cape Town, South Africa 2016
ISBN 9781770079922 / ISBN 978-1-77007-992-2
Hardcover, 25 x 26 cm, 240 pages, throughout colour photographs

Description:

Johannesburg: Egoli to some, Jozi to others. Once a mining town, now the most important commercial city in Africa. It’s been home to renegades and rogues, colonialists and capitalists, the dispossessed and the newly enriched. Today it’s populated by those who call themselves Africans or Afrikaners, by blacks, whites and every shade inbetween, and by immigrants from all over. There are suburbs where the daily rituals of Jewish culture rival New York’s; elsewhere, the tone is more Lagos than laid-back. Remnants of the colonial era stand alongside contemporary steel and glass. In a town that prides itself on the pursuit of fortune, it’s a challenge to preserve heritage, and it is against this background that Hidden Johannesburg offers a snapshot of 28 notable buildings. From the stately mansions of the Randlords to their downtown headquarters, the clubs where they socialised and the churches where they worshipped, the architecture of early Johannesburg lives on in sandstone, granite, marble and slate. But this is a city that constantly reinvents itself, and where the old is all-too-readily demolished to make way for the next ‘big thing’. Some buildings will survive, others will be consigned to memory. Hidden Johannesburg reveals fragments of the history of this vibrant city but, perhaps, the book also tells us something about our future, for if we allow our heritage to be swept away in the name of progress, are we advancing at all?

Content: Hidden Johannesburg

INTRODUCTION
ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, HOUGHTON
THE VIEW PARKTOWN
ST CHARLES BORROMEO, VICTORY PARK
GLENEAGLES, KILLARNEY
PARK STATION, JOHANNESBURG
ST GEORGE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, PARKTOWN
L. RON HUBBARD HOUSE, LINKSFIELD RIDGE
CORNER HOUSE, JOHANNESBURG
HOUSE EDOARDO VILLA, KEW
FREEMASONS' HALL, PARKTOWN
NORTHWARDS, PARKTOWN
NELSON MANDELA HOUSE, ORLANDO WEST
NIZAMIYE MASJID, MIDRAND
ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, BOKSBURG
ANGLO AMERICAN, MARSHALLTOWN
SATYAGRAHA HOUSE, ORCHARDS
BEDFORD COURT, BEDFORD VIEW
THE OLD FORT, BRAAMFONTEIN
WHITEHALL COURT, KILLARNEY
LION'S SHUL, DOORNFONTEIN
RADIUM BEER HALL, ORANGE GROVE
VILLA ARCADIA, PARKTOWN
HOLY CATHEDRAL OF SAINTS CONSTANTINE
AND HELEN, HILLBROW
THE RAND CLUB, JOHANNESBURG
ANSTEY'S BUILDING, JOHANNESBURG
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING, DOORNFONTEIN
GLENSHIEL, WESTCLIFF
CITY HALL, JOHANNESBURG
CONTACT INFORMATION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY


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