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Adjaye · Africa · Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture

Adjaye · Africa · Architecture: A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture

David Adjaye and Peter Allison

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The African continent contains some of the world’s most vibrant culture and creativity, and yet its buildings – vernacular, colonial or contemporary – have rarely engaged the interest of Western architects. David Adjaye, the first black architect to establish a truly global reputation in his field, has found endless sources of inspiration for his designs in the rich – and chequered – heritage of Africa’s teeming metropolises. His life dream was to return to the continent as an architect to document Africa’s built environment. Over a long decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colourful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites and places, and letting each building speak for itself in telling contrast to a design world obsessed with photorealistic slickness. The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent. This compact edition will make the fruits of this once-in-a-generation record available to a much wider audience. The result is one of the most original, ambitious and important architectural publications of our time, now available to everyone wishing to gain an understanding of a unique architectural heritage overlooked for too long.

Publisher
Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN
9780500343166
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
408
Weight (kg)
1.52
Height (in)
9.45
Width (in)
7.87
Subject
Architecture & Landscape Design , Architecture Monographs
Published Date
25 / 08 / 2016

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