In 1901 the Duke of Cornwall and York – the future King George V – and his wife embarked on the longest official tour ever undertaken by the British Royal family. The tour lasted for nearly eight months and most of it was spent in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, with brief calls at Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Ceylon, Singapore and Mauritius. They travelled almost 50 000 miles.
Our great historian, Clive Chipkin was the pre-eminent architectural historian of Johannesburg. Looking more widely, charting international influences and cultural flows, Clive showed us our place in the schemes and patterns of international architecture. In the end, he was an historian of world architecture, writing from the vantage point of Johannesburg.
This book was first published in 1984 by the Swedish Council for Building Research. This is a new second edition. The text remains the same as the original study but it has been updated with colour photographs taken at the time as slides but now reproduced as quality colour photographs. There is a new foreword, preface and postscript.