Johannesburg: Architect Africa Publications, 2009 — 220 p. — ISBN-10: 062043984X; ISBN-13: 978-0620439848. Alan Lipman, South African architect who also was an architect of South Africa’s democracy. Lipman was instrumental in drafting the Freedom Charter in 1955. Lipman joined the Communist Party while studying architecture at Wits University in 1948, but left the party when the Soviet Union invaded Hungary in 1956. He joined the ANC and was a militant anti-apartheid activist, bombing several apartheid offices. In 1963, Alan and Beata were tipped off and went into exile in the UK before the Rivonia Trial began. They returned in 1990. While in exile, Lipman followed an academic architectural career in Britain, working for the University of Wales and was awarded an Emeritus professorship on his retirement. He became world renowned for his research work. Despite his work for the ANC, Lipman became disillusioned with the ruling party in recent years.Contents. Forward. Introductory Notes. Early Years - a Dissident in the Making. Military Interlude in South Africa. Another War, Another Excursion. Highveld, Home and Beauty. Dissidence - at Home and Abroad. Home - Continuations and Departures. Cymru am Byth - Wales Forever. Homecoming - an Incomplete Project? No Closing Lines.
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