Architecture and Power in Africa by Nnamdi Elleh PDF

By Nnamdi Elleh

ISBN-10: 0275976793

ISBN-13: 9780275976798

Two of the main formidable non secular edifices of the twentieth century are the Our girl of Peace Basilica within the West African kingdom 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 experiences, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, techniques of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the selections to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His publication is an exhilarating synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's guaranteed to stimulate debate in regards to the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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