UNSTITCHING REX TRUEFORM, the story of an African factory

: Wolff (I.)

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126pp., illus., paperback, Rome, 2017

 

A study of the Rex Trueform garment manufacturing factory in Salt River, Cape Town, from the completion of the first factory in 1938 through to the conversion of the site into an office park in 2013.

"My analysis of the form and the space of the buildings is interlocked with an analysis of the conditions under which these distinct buildings were conceived and built... they are representative of a particular kind of modernity, one that is entangled with constructions of race, class and gender." Ilze Wollff

This book was awarded the CIfA 2019 Award for Architecture: Book and the 2016 Lermac Prize.