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Edited by Philipp Meuser and Adil Dalbai
Despite the growing interest in Africa, the continent’s built environment is still largely unfamiliar in many parts of the world. The seven volumes of the Sub-Saharan Africa Architectural Guide form the first comprehensive overview of architecture south of the Sahara that does justice to the region’s wealth of buildings. In 49 chapters, each focusing on one country, richly illustrated texts by more than 350 authors from Africa and across the globe come together to produce a superlative work.
On the basis of 850 selected buildings and over 200 thematic articles, the continent’s building culture is elucidated and contextualised. The diverse contributions paint a multifaceted picture of Africa’s architecture in the twenty-first century, a discipline shaped by traditional and colonial roots as well as today’s global interconnections and challenges. An introductory volume on the history and theory of African architecture provides essential background knowledge.
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Seven volumes in a slipcase:
Vol. 1. Introduction to the History and Theory
of Sub-Saharan African Architecture
Vol. 2: Western Africa from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Sahel
Vol. 3: Western Africa along the
Atlantic Ocean Coast
Vol. 4: Eastern Africa from the Sahel to
the Horn of Africa
Vol. 5: Eastern Africa from the Great Lakes
to the Indian Ocean
Vol. 6: Central Africa from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Great Lakes
Vol. 7: Southern Africa between the Atlantic
and Indian Oceans
135 x 245 mm
Softcover (7 volumes)
This title is expected to become
available in Spring 2021.