oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Gerard Moerdijk (1890-1958) as Art & Crafts-argitek

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



Gerard Moerdijk (1890-1958) as Arts & Crafts architect is researched and established with reference to the principles and distinctive patterns of Arts & Crafts architecture. An analysis of his background, formative years, mentors, his writings and his own residence lead to the conclusion that he was steeped in the Arts & Crafts tradition without explicitly citing the originators. He contextualized this tradition in the rising Afrikaner cultural awareness and upcoming nationalism against the background of international functionalism. He favoured regional architecture and as can be expected the Arts & Crafts influence features more prominently in his domestic architecture.

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