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Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Architect's Set

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. Six volumes from the series Architectural Guides 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. The 7-volume set (ISBN 978-3-86922-400-8) has been sold out already. In our webshop, we are offering a special architect's set with the single editions for 198.00 Euro (instead of a total price of 256.00 Euro).

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 (also available as separate publication ISBN 978-3-86922-081-9) on the history and theory of African architecture provides essential background knowledge.


Seven books in total: six Volumes from the series Architectural Guide plus one volume from the Basics series:

Book. 1. Theorising Architecture in Sub-Saharan
Africa. Perspectives, Questions, and Concepts

ISBN 978-3-86922-081-9

Book 2: Western Africa from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Sahel
ISBN 978-3-86922-082-6

Book 3: Western Africa along the
Atlantic Ocean Coast
ISBN 978-3-86922-083-3

Book 4: Eastern Africa from the Sahel to
the Horn of Africa
ISBN 978-3-86922-084-0

Book 5: Eastern Africa from the Great Lakes
to the Indian Ocean
ISBN 978-3-86922-085-7

Book 6: Central Africa from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Great Lakes
ISBN 978-3-86922-086-4

Book 7:
Southern Africa between the Atlantic 
and Indian Oceans
ISBN 978-3-86922-087-1

135 x 245 mm
more than 3,000 pages
more than 5,000 pictures
Softcover (7 volumes in total)