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Author Adjaye, David, 1966-

Title African metropolitan architecture / David Adjaye ; edited by Peter Allison

Publ Info New York : Rizzoli, 2011
New York : Rizzoli, 2011
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 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.1    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.2    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.3    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.4    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.5    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.6    AVAILABLE
 RWU Arch  ARCH NA1580 .A45 2011  v.7    AVAILABLE
Descript 7 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references
Contents v. 1. ESSAYS: Foreword / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- African metropolitan architecture / David Adijaye -- The African urban past / Suzanne Preston Blier -- Imagined topographies / Nana Oforiatta Ayim -- Friend, enemy, neighbour, stranger / Okwui Enwezor -- Cities, connections and circulations in Africa / Garth Myers & Jenny Robinson -- A tale of three highland cites / Naigzy Gebremedhin -- v. 2. THE MAGHREB: Algiers / Algeria -- Rabat / Morocco -- Tripoli / Libya -- Tunis / Tunisia -- v. 3. DESERT: Cairo / Egypt -- Djibouti / Djibouti -- Khartoum / Sudan -- Nouakchott / Mauritania -- v. 4. THE SAHEL: Bamako / Mali -- N'djamena / Chad -- Niamey / Niger -- Ouagadougou / Burkina Faso -- v. 5. FOREST: Abidjan / Côte D'Ivoire -- Accra / Ghana -- Bangui / Central African Republic -- Banjul / Gambia -- Bissau / Guinea Bissau -- Brazzaville / Republic of Congo -- Conakry / Guinea -- Cotonou / Benin -- Dar Es Salaam / Tanzania -- Freetown / Sierra Leone -- Kampala / Uganda -- Kinshasa / Democratic Republic of Congo -- Libreville / Gabon -- Lilongwe / Malawi -- Lomé / Togo -- Luanda / Angola -- Malabo / Equatorial Guinea -- Maputo / Mozambique -- Monrovia / Liberia -- Moroni / Comoros -- Port Luis / Mauritius -- Praia / Cape Verde -- São Tomé / São Tomé and Príncipe -- Victoria / Seychelles -- Yaoundé / Cameroon -- v. 6. SAVANNA & GRASSLAND: Abuja / Nigeria -- Antananarivo / Madagascar -- Dakar / Senegal -- Gaborone / Botswana -- Mogadishu / Somalia -- Pretoria / South Africa -- v. 7. MOUNTAIN & HIGHVELD: Addis Ababa / Ethiopia -- Asmara / Eritrea -- Bujumbura / Burundi -- Harare / Zimbabwe -- Kigali / Rwanda --Lusaka / Zambia -- Maseru / Lesotho -- Mbabane / Swaziland -- Nairobi / Kenya -- Windhoek / Namibia
Note David Adjaye is one of the world's most exciting and accomplished architects, and has built many highly acclaimed houses and public buildings in the UK and USA. Over a ten-year period, the Tanzanian born, London-based architect has visited 53 major African cities and photographed thousands of buildings, sites and places that few of us will ever be able to visit. This 7-volume set documents Adjaye's tribute to African metropolitan architecture. The individual volumes present cities according to the terrain in which they are situated: the Maghreb, Desert, The Sahel, Savannah and Grassland, Mountain and Highveld, and Forest. Each city is shown in a concise urban history, fact file, maps and satellite imagery, along with Adjaye's personal travel notes and dozens of photographs of the city's civic, commercial and residential architecture. All six terrain volumes feature an introductory essay by Adjaye, and a separate volume is dedicated to essays by leading academics and commentators on Africa
LC subject Adjaye, David, 1966- -- Travel -- Africa
Architecture -- Africa
Architecture -- Africa -- Pictorial works
Cities and towns -- Africa
Cities and towns -- Africa -- Pictorial works
Add Author Allison, Peter
ISBN 9780847837168 (set)
0847837165 (set)