Architecture and Power in Africa / Edition 1

Architecture and Power in Africa / Edition 1

by Nnamdi Elleh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275976793

ISBN-13: 9780275976798

Pub. Date: 12/30/2002

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Two of the most ambitious religious edifices of the 20th century are the Our Lady of Peace Basilica in the West African country of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not only provides a substantial architectural and pictorial analysis of the buildings themselves. Using these two buildings as case studies, he also investigates

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Two of the most ambitious religious edifices of the 20th century are the Our Lady of Peace Basilica in the West African country of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not only provides a substantial architectural and pictorial analysis of the buildings themselves. Using these two buildings as case studies, he also investigates questions of national memory, urban form, architectural styles, concepts of democracy, social hierarchies as well as the elites who make the decisions to build Africa's post-independence monuments and capital cities. His book is an exciting synthesis of theoretical and empirical analysis that is bound to stimulate debate about the form and content of post-colonial identities in Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275976798
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Experiencing the Monuments29
2Designing the Monuments and the Cities93
3The Leaders, the Monuments, and the Peoples143
Glossary of Select Architectural Terms171
Index173

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