Marc Latilla has recently published “Johannesburg Then & Now”, to critical acclaim and to the delight of Joburg book collectors. Join him and Prof. Katherine Munro as they talk about the inspiration for the book, his creative process, and why Johannesburg is such a compelling subject.
And then join Marc and Kathy as they tour the John Moffat Building, which houses the Faculty of Architecture at Wits. In the 1950s Professor John Fassler led a team that was tasked to “produce a work of architecture which sat well in its context, respecting its neighbours, a work not of an ephemeral fashion, but one which would age with grace, and framework of accommodation practically efficient and spiritually congenial, in which teachers could educate, and coming generations develop intellectually and creatively.” The outcome was the John Moffat Building – not entirely uncontroversial in its time, but which has come to represent a successful adaptation of Corbusier-inspired modernism to an architecturally eclectic campus.
The building has many delectable details, and is in fine condition, so this tour will be a popular one!
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Date: 23 February 2019 at 14h00
Price: R100 for members and R170 for non-members