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ADJAYE AFRICA ARCHITECTURE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY OF METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE. Compact edition. Ed. by Peter Allison. Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, 2016. Original edition published 2011 as a seven-volume set by Thames and Hudson Ltd, London. 408 pp. with 508 ills. (449 col.). 25 x 21 cm. LC 2016-932434 ISBN 9780500343166 In English.
Publisher's description: Educated in England, David Adjaye's lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent's built environment. Over a decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colorful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites, and public spaces, and letting each building speak for itself. The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent. The fifty-three cities featured in this remarkable study are grouped according to the terrain in which they are set: the Maghreb (north Africa); Desert; Sahel (the semi-arid transitional region between the Sahara and the south); Forest; Savannah and Grassland; and Mountain and Highveld. Each metropolis is illuminated by a concise urban history, maps, and satellite imagery, along with the dozens of photographs Adjaye has taken with an architect's eye. This compact edition selects the highlights from over 4,000 buildings and places captured for the initial seven-volume work. The result is one of the most original, ambitious, and important architectural publications of our time.
Artist(s):Adjaye, David (as photographer)
Indexing: Western, Africa, Non-Western in a Western Style — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 173965
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