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Adjaye · Africa · Architecture

A Photographic Survey of Metropolitan Architecture

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.

Artikelnummer: 978-0-500-34316-6
Fr. 52.50
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Autor Adjaye, David
Verlag Thames and Hudson
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Seitenangabe 408 S.
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Abbildungen 700 colour illustrations
Masse H24.9 cm x B20.5 cm x D3.3 cm 1'538 g
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