• Architectural conservation in South Africa since 1994

    100+ projects

  • Herholdt, A. D.

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"This book traces the development of theory and practice in the country since 1994. Dramatic changes in legislation followed and South Africa's isolation ended. This manifested in a far more sophisticated and inclusive conservation ethic, with many sites around South Africa bearing powerful demonstration of this journey. The work of 65 practices and 112 projects demonstrate the tremendous skills required by an architect dealing with conservation. Projects range from the restoration of the Castle in Cape Town, to contemporary infill buildings, heritage inventories and the modest conservation of houses at a Moravian Mission Station (with labour trained on site). South Africa offers possibly the most complicated postcolonial context one might imagine, more so than any even Australia or the United States." -- http://www.ecia.co.za/content/42
extent:xv, 539 pages