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Architecture of the Transvaal

Chapter eleven page 253

Author:Brittan, Philip & van Wyk, Gary
Title:Erecting Capital Icons: High-Rise Buildings in the Transvaal

A desire to possess international symbols of modernity overrode aspects of practicality in the pursuit of erecting high-rise buildings in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Phil Brittan and Gary van Wyk explore the ideological values encoded in their architecture as symbolic determinants of form.