A Guide to the Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg

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David Philip, 2002 - Art - 121 pages
This handsome pocket guide to the major buildings of Durban and Pietermaritzburg is the first of its kind available. Covering about 250 buildings of all styles and kinds - from the grand Edwardian city halls and stylish Art Deco apartment buildings to the gleaming office blocks of the 1990s and the community centers in the townships - the book offers an introduction to the architecture of the two major cities of KwaZulu-Natal. There are color photos throughout as well as some original plans and drawings. Short descriptions of the major buildings provide useful background information while a series of color maps pinpoint the location of the buildings described. Indeed, the book is expressly designed for use in plotting one's own guided tour through the cities and identifying buildings along the way. For both the cultural tourist and the local enthusiast, this book will soon reveal the architectural riches that are on offer in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

This collection reflects the multi-culturalism of Durban and Pietermaritzburg as well as the community architecture evolving in the post-apartheid era.

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About the author (2002)

DENNIS RADFORD was until recently Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Natal, Durban, and a noted architectural historian. He is now Head of Department at the De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

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