The Johannesburg Gas Works
Monika Läuferts le Roux and Judith Mavunganidze (eds.)
Fourthwall books, 2015
ISBN 978-0-9922404-2-4
Hard cover, full colour
100 pages, 240 x 310 mm

This book, the first comprehensive publication on the significant site, tells the story of the Gas Works and the manufacture of gas in Johannesburg, beginning in 1927. It includes essays by Clive Chipkin and Alex Opper that explore the architectural importance of the incredible buildings, the story of gas production in Johannesburg, the role of gas workers in the industrial development of the city, and the possible future prospects for the site. Maps, drawings and photographs take the reader into the heart of the factory as it was decades ago and as it is today. The Johannesburg Gas Works is an important contribution to the industrial and architectural history of the city.

Role: Book designer, publisher. 
Back to Top