African Architecture: Evolution and Transformation / Edition 1

African Architecture: Evolution and Transformation / Edition 1

by Nnamdi Elleh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070215065

ISBN-13: 9780070215061

Pub. Date: 09/01/1996

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

From Egypt to Ethiopia, Botswana to Burundi, and Zimbabwe to Cameroon, this landmark book presents the first complete and definitive study of African architecture from antiquity to the present. Featuring hundreds of museum-quality photographs and drawings from archival and modern sources, the book offers architects, architectural and art historians, social scientists,

Overview

From Egypt to Ethiopia, Botswana to Burundi, and Zimbabwe to Cameroon, this landmark book presents the first complete and definitive study of African architecture from antiquity to the present. Featuring hundreds of museum-quality photographs and drawings from archival and modern sources, the book offers architects, architectural and art historians, social scientists, and all those interested in world architecture with an ordinary account of the evolution, transformation, and development of architecture across the African continent. Elleh defines the indigenous, Islamic, and Western roots of African architecture, and goes on to examine how these roots influence the architecture of each region in Africa. The author evaluates historical, traditional, and contemporary architecture by examing the various cultural groups of North, Central, East, South, and Western Africa from ethnic, climatic, political, regional, economic, religious, and historical perspectives. In addition, a final chapter takes a revealing look at modern architecture, urbanism, and urbanization throughout Africa. At once a work of convincing scholarship and a beautifully illustrated tour of African architecture past and present, this is a pioneering book that brings a heretofore rarely examined body of work dramatically to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070215061
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.Part I: Defining African Architecture. Indigenous Architecture. Western Architecture. Islamic Architecture. Part II: North Africa. Morocco. Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Egypt. Part III: Central and East Africa. Dijibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan. Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Central African Republics. Part IV: South Africa. Angola, Mozambique, and the Islands. Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Republic of South Africa. Part V: The Sudan. Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Chad. Gambia, Guinea, and Senegal. Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ivory Coast. Cameroon. Nigeria. Part VI: Modern Architecture. Urbanism. Urbanization. New Towns.

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