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Plaza Kinema
Johannesburg, Gauteng

Arthur Stanley FURNER: Architect
Date:1931
Type:Theatre
Status:Unknown

The Plaza Kinema is probably the first significant modern building in South Africa. Though essentially modern, it retains residual classicism in its general proportions, its vertical fins like a giant order, and in its cornice. This building stands between classicism and uncompromising modernity; it heralds the new, yet nostalgically clings to the old.

(Bernard S Cooke in UIA, 1985: 58)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8). London: International Architect. pg 58
Various A Biographical history: in Beck, Haig (Editor). 1985. UIA International Architect : Southern Africa (Issue 8): pp 58