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Modern architecture in Africa

Antoni Folkers

Modern architecture in Africa

by Antoni Folkers

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Published by Uitgeverij Boom / SUN in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-359) and index.

    StatementAntoni Folkers
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA1580 .F65 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination367 p. :
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24825634M
    ISBN 109085069610
    ISBN 109789085069614
    LC Control Number2010512975
    OCLC/WorldCa644691804

    San Francisco Architects. Top Bay Area Studios. The Bones Of Architecture. Structure And Design Practices. Frank Lloyd Wright: Meet the Architect! Great Escapes: Italy. The Hotel Book. Edition. The Evolution of the Digital World –Today. What Is Universal Everything? Lance Wyman: Process. A proposal for the USA Bicentennial identity. The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at least , years ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the .

    African architecture, the architecture of Africa, particularly of sub-Saharan Africa. In North Africa, where Islam and Christianity had a significant influence, architecture predominates among the visual ed here are the magnificent mosques built of mud in Djenné and Mopti in Mali, the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia, and the Islamic monuments of coastal eastern Africa. Architectural Wonders of Africa Bete Giyorgis (Lalibela, Ethiopia) Lalibela is a town in northern Ethiopia that is famous around the world for its monolithic rock-cut churches carved from the living rock, which play an important part in the history of rock-cut architecture.

    UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS WORLD CIVILIZATIONS AND HISTORY OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – African Civilizations: From The Pre-Colonial to the Modern Day - Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) People have lived in Africa for more than three million years, and thus it possesses aFile Size: KB. Architecture: Africa Sketching a comprehensive history of African architecture remains a daunting task because of the enormous size of the continent, the thousands of distinct ethnic groups that inhabit the vast lands, the differences in climate, and the various colonial, economic, political, and religious experiences. Source for information on Architecture: Africa: New .


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