African Identity in Post-apartheid Public Architecture: White Skin, Black Masks

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Architecture - 293 pages
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Since the end of Apartheid, there has been a new orientation in South African art and design, turning away from the colonial aesthetics to new types of African expression. This book examines some of the fascinating and impressive works of contemporary public architecture that 'concretize' imaginative dialogues with African landscapes, craft and indigenous traditions.
 

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Contents

The Mpumalanga
17
The Northern
61
The Winning Scheme
70
The Constitutional Court
113
Establishing the Competition
119
Gravitas
134
Integrating Handcrafted Elements
141
Concluding Remarks
151
A Participatory Vision
167
Design Submissions
176
Programme Scale and Need
193
Freedom Park Pretoria
213
Conclusion
263
Bibliography
269
Index
281
Copyright

The Walter Sisulu Square
161

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Dr Jonathan Alfred Noble, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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