Adjaye: Africa: Architecture: Compact Edition

Adjaye Africa Architecture Compact Edition Educated in England David Adjaye s lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent s built environment Over a decade he tirelessly documented these dynamic colorful

  • Title: Adjaye: Africa: Architecture: Compact Edition
  • Author: David Adjaye Peter Allison
  • ISBN: 9780500343166
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Educated in England, David Adjaye s lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent s built environment Over a decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colorful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites, and public spaces, and letting each building speak for itself The result was a stunning seven volume work that has becoEducated in England, David Adjaye s lifelong dream was to return to Africa as an architect to document the continent s built environment Over a decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colorful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites, and public spaces, and letting each building speak for itself The result was a stunning seven volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent.The fifty three cities featured in this remarkable study are grouped according to the terrain in which they are set the Maghreb north Africa Desert Sahel the semi arid transitional region between the Sahara and the south Forest Savannah and Grassland and Mountain and Highveld Each metropolis is illuminated by a concise urban history, maps, and satellite imagery, along with the dozens of photographs Adjaye has taken with an architect s eye This compact edition selects the highlights from over 4,000 buildings and places captured for the initial seven volume work The result is one of the most original, ambitious, and important architectural publications of our time.

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    1. This is a "compact edition" of an earlier version from 2011, that apparently was published in seven paperback parts. It appears that the text throughout was reviewed and in some spots updated to account for more recent events.There is far more to this book than the architecture of cities on the African continent. The book is organized by terrain-region, looking at the capital cities that fall into six different types (the maghreb, desert, the sahel, forest, savanna and grassland, and mountain an [...]

    2. While fascinating, it was a little hard to get over how oddly this book was organized. Having finished, I'm still struggling to make sense of what I just read.The short histories and casual observations were great. The photography was perhaps a little underwhelming and looks like it could have been done with a cell phone.This is an interesting, unique concept for a book, and I would love to see a slightly more curated work on the topic.

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