Architecture and Power in Africa by Nnamdi Elleh

By Nnamdi Elleh

Two of the main bold spiritual edifices of the twentieth century are the Our girl of Peace Basilica within the West African state of the Ivory Coast and the Hassan II Mosque in Morocco. Nnamdi Elleh not just presents a considerable architectural and pictorial research of the structures themselves. utilizing those constructions as case stories, he additionally investigates questions of nationwide reminiscence, city shape, architectural kinds, options of democracy, social hierarchies in addition to the elites who make the choices to construct Africa's post-independence monuments and capital towns. His publication is a thrilling synthesis of theoretical and empirical research that's guaranteed to stimulate debate in regards to the shape and content material of post-colonial identities in Africa.

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