Adjaye Africa Architecture


Author: David Adjaye,Peter Allison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500343166
Category:
Page: 400
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A complete overview of architecture in fifty-three African cities, seen through the eyes and images of one of the world s leading young architects"

African Architecture

Evolution and Transformation
Author: Nnamdi Elleh
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070215061
Category: Architecture
Page: 382
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Provides an extraordinary account of the evolution, transformation and development of architecture across this continent. It is examined and evaluated from a wide range of ethnic, climatic, political economic and religious factors.

African Modernism. The Architekture of Independence

Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Zambia, Côte D'Ivoire
Author: Manuel Herz,Zvi Efrat,Till Förster,Ingrid Schröder,Iwan Baan,Alexia Webster
Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)
ISBN: 9783906027746
Category: Architecture
Page: 640
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In this 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence from their respective colonial power. Architecture became one of the principal means by which the newly formed countries expressed their national identity. Parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, convention centres, universities and independence memorials were built, often to heroic and daring designs. At the same time, these buildings exemplify also the difficulties, contradictions and dilemmas these countries experienced in their nation-building process. This book investigates the relationship between architecture and nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, and Zambia.

Adjaye, Africa, Architecture: The Maghreb


Author: David Adjaye
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500289143
Category: Architecture
Page: 576
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One of the world's most exciting and accomplished architects, David Adjaye has built many highly-acclaimed houses and public buildings. This seven-volume edition documents Adjaye's tribute to African metropolitan architecture.

Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa

Intertwined and Contested Histories
Author: Fassil Demissie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351950533
Category: Political Science
Page: 456
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Colonial architecture and urbanism carved its way through space: ordering and classifying the built environment, while projecting the authority of European powers across Africa in the name of science and progress. The built urban fabric left by colonial powers attests to its lingering impacts in shaping the present and the future trajectory of postcolonial cities in Africa. Colonial Architecture and Urbanism explores the intersection between architecture and urbanism as discursive cultural projects in Africa. Like other colonial institutions such as the courts, police, prisons, and schools, that were crucial in establishing and maintaining political domination, colonial architecture and urbanism played s pivotal role in shaping the spatial and social structures of African cities during the 19th and 20th centuries. Indeed, it is the cultural destination of colonial architecture and urbanism and the connection between them and colonialism that the volume seeks to critically address. The contributions drawn from different interdisciplinary fields map the historical processes of colonial architecture and urbanism and bring into sharp focus the dynamic conditions in which colonial states, officials, architects, planners, medical doctors and missionaries mutually constructed a hierarchical and exclusionary built environment that served the wider colonial project in Africa.

State and Culture in Postcolonial Africa

Enchantings
Author: TEJUMOLA OLANIYAN
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025303017X
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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How has the state impacted culture and cultural production in Africa? How has culture challenged and transformed the state and our understandings of its nature, functions, and legitimacy? Compelled by complex realities on the ground as well as interdisciplinary scholarly debates on the state-culture dynamic, senior scholars and emerging voices examine the intersections of the state, culture, and politics in postcolonial Africa in this lively and wide-ranging volume. The coverage here is continental and topics include literature, politics, philosophy, music, religion, theatre, film, television, sports, child trafficking, journalism, city planning, and architecture. Together, the essays provide an energetic and nuanced portrait of the cultural forms of politics and the political forms of culture in contemporary Africa.

Historical Dictionary of Architecture


Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442263091
Category: Architecture
Page: 462
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.

David Adjaye

Form, Heft, Material
Author: Zoë Ryan,Okwui Enwezor,Peter Allison
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300207751
Category: Architecture
Page: 296
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"David Adjaye, a major international figure in architecture and design, transforms complex ideas into approachable, innovative structures. The book contains an introduction by Okwui Enwezor and Zèoe Ryan; an essay by Adjaye himself; analyses of his master plans, transnational architecture, monuments and memorials, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and portfolios of his work, grouped by theme"--

Africa Drawn

One Hundred Cities
Author: Gary White,Marguerite Pienaar,Bouwer Serfontein
Publisher: Dom Pub
ISBN: 9783869224237
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Africa is certainly not only a continent of small villages in the jungle and savannah. The urbanisation of the continent is advancing rapidly, while African cities and metropolitan regions are among the fastest growing in the world. Africa Drawn presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. The approach of this book is an effort to map the urban form and structure of African cities, and to describe and illustrate how these different places were formed. Therefore, it presents the historic character of African locations as a valuable resource for imagining the future of the continent's cities. A visual feast of 300 images and masterfully drawn plans illustrate contemporary and historical place-making actions in Africa. The result is a fascinating documentation of African urban space and at the same time a convincing analysis of its structure and morphology. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of diversity of ­urban form on the continent.

Adjaye Africa Architecture

A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture
Author: David Adjaye
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500289143
Category:
Page: 576
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At just over forty, David Adjaye is one of the worlds 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 slipcased edition 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

Africa: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society
Author: Toyin Falola Ph.D.,Daniel Jean-Jacques
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846663
Category: History
Page: 1366
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These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. • Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works • Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each • Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history • Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continent

Adjaye, Africa, Architecture: The Maghreb


Author: David Adjaye
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500289143
Category: Architecture
Page: 576
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One of the world's most exciting and accomplished architects, David Adjaye has built many highly-acclaimed houses and public buildings. This seven-volume edition documents Adjaye's tribute to African metropolitan architecture.

Begin with the Past

Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Author: Mabel O. Wilson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345696
Category: Architecture
Page: 142
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"The Building of the National Museum of African American History and Culturetraces the making of this unparalleled museum. Founding director Lonnie G. Bunch III described it as "ten years in the making, and 100 years in the making," and Mabel O. Wilson explores that effort in her narrative. As she discovers, initial calls for a permanent place to collect, study, and present African American history and culture in the early twentieth century never got off the ground. In the late 1990s, the notion began to gain momentum from increasing public interest and Congressional support. In 2003 the museum was officially established. Yet the work of the museum was only just beginning. Wilson takes an in-depth look at the selection of the director, site, and architects in the years that followed. Rising on the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, the museum is a tiered bronze beacon inviting us to understand our past and embrace our future. Wilson explores how the "four pillars" of the museum's mission shaped its powerful structure, and she teases out the rich cultural symbols and homages layered into the design of the building and its surrounding landscape. This book is an important inside look at the making of a monument."

Royal Art of Benin

The Perls Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Kate Ezra
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870996339
Category: Art
Page: 330
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Urban Planning in North Africa


Author: Carlos Nunes Silva
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317003578
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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There has been relatively little written on the history of urban planning in North Africa, despite the wealth of towns and cities in this region which date back to Antiquity. The book explores the history of urban planning in North Africa and the challenges confronting contemporary urban planning in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. It examines the transnational flow of planning ideas during the colonial period, namely through the French, British, and Italian colonial presence, and the Portuguese and Spanish influences as well, and discusses key challenges currently confronting urban planning in the major urban centers in the region. The fifteen chapters that constitute the book offer an informed analysis of the history of urban planning in North Africa, covering the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods.