ECLECTIC ZA WILHELMIENS, a shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa

: Bakker (K.), Clarke (N.) & Fisher (R.) eds.

R 828.00
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237pp., 4to., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., Pretoria, 2014


A collection of essays on C19 Dutch architecture in the once independent agrarian Republics of southern Africa, namely the Republic of the Orange Free State and the South African Republic. The term "Wilhelmiens" refers to the period of Dutch architectural influence in the reign of Queen Wilhelmina.

Contributions include:
"The Lure of the 'Golden Republic'" and "Wilhelmiens in the African Landscape" by Nicholas Clarke
"Style and Structure" by Mike Louw
"The Genesis and Development of Type" by Arthur Barker
"Lost ZA Wilhelmiens" by Johan Swart
"Wilhelmiens Aftermath and Legacy" by Roger Fisher

Karel Bakker is Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria.
Architect and heritage practitioner Nicholas Clarke also teaches part-time at the Delft University of Technology, where he is conducting doctoral research.
Roger Fisher is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria.