New PDF release: Architecture and Power in Africa

By Nnamdi Elleh

Two of the main bold non secular edifices of the 20 th century are the Our girl of Peace Basilica within the West African nation of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just offers a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the constructions themselves. utilizing those structures as case stories, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, thoughts of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the choices to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His e-book is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's certain to stimulate debate concerning the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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