By Paul Duncan
Photographs by Alain Proust
At the heart of South Africa’s commercial life, Johannesburg is a wild place much of whose early built history survives if you know where to look for it. Hidden Johannesburg features a range of up to 30 interiors and everything – churches, synagogues, museums, civic buildings, libraries, mosques, railway stations, historic homesteads and more – constructs a history of the city, celebrates it and draws attention to places unknown, little visited or simply ignored. The book reveals artworks, interiors and architectural detail as well as the stories behind some of the lesser known landmark buildings, their builders and occupiers, all of them part of the collective heritage. Hidden Johannesburg reflects the myriad cultural influences that have shaped Johannesburg and South Africa.
Published 2016 (Penguin Random House)