Building Apartheid: On Architecture and Order in Imperial Cape Town

Science and Technics

Nicholas Coetzer

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 260 pages

File size: 28.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a myriad of mechanisms through which Empire laid the foundations onto which the edifice of apartheid was built. It unearths the significant role British architects and British architectural ideas played in facilitating white dominance and racial segregation in pre-apartheid Cape Town.