This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Africa's changing urban structure has resulted in numerous contemporary projects that aim at making an impact on society. Thus a large number of building schemes are turning the city into an experimental field for design. This opulent catalogue presents around twenty outstanding examples of contemporary African architecture south of the Sahara.Alongside interviews with architects, developers, and sponsors, the book provides a comprehensive view of an original, lively architectural culture. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Where a term like "Western architecture" is likely to conjure a gamut of specific examples ranging from the Colosseum to the Empire State Building, "African architecture"-whether ancient or modern-still connotes very little for a general audience in the West. Happily, this is changing, as Africa's recent economic boom is transforming the urban landscape across the continent, and yielding a rich new crop of architects and buildings with a range of approaches and solutions as diverse as Africa itself. This opulently illustrated volume, with informative texts by the architectural historian Andres Lepik and documentation of models and maps, examines a broad range of examples of contemporary architecture in Africa. The selection is confined to countries south of the Sahara, such as Burkina Faso, Rwanda and South Africa, where the transformation of the architectural landscape has been particularly pronounced and remarkable in recent years. Throughout, references to the hallmarks and principles of Western historical architecture are notable; but equally striking is the innovative use of local materials and often minimal resources. Very little has been published on contemporary African architecture, making this substantial volume an important and pioneering publication.
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Descrizione libro Hatje Cantz, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006713238
Descrizione libro Hatje Cantz, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P023775736611
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Descrizione libro Hatje Cantz, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P113775736611