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Title African modernism : the architecture of independence : Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia / edited by Manuel Herz ; with Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn and Julia Jamrozik ; photographs by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster
Published Zurich, Switzerland : Park Books, [2015]


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Description 639 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans, portraits ; 32 cm
Contents The new domain : architecture at the time of liberation / Manuel Herz -- Ghana -- Architecture after independence / Hannah Le Roux -- Senegal -- Henri Chomette : Africa as a terrain of architectural freedom / Léo Noyer-Duplaix -- Côte d'Ivoire -- Project of a nation : the African Riviera and the Hôtel Ivoire / Manuel Herz -- Kenya -- Proxy colonialism : the export of Israeli architecture to Africa / Zvi Efrat -- Zambia -- Land and social order in middle Africa / Till Förster -- African universe : Africa Place at Expo 67 / Ingrid Schröder
Summary "In the 1950s and 1960s most African countries gained their independence. Architecture became one of the principal means by which the young nations expressed their national identity. Parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, convention centers, universities and independence memorials were built with often heroic and daring designs. This book investigates for the first time the relationship between architecture and nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Zambia. It features around eighty buildings with descriptive texts, photographs, site plans and selected floor plans and sections. The images, commissioned especially for this book, are contributed by renowned photographers Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster."--Page [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architecture -- Africa -- History.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Africa -- History.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Africa -- Pictorial works.
Nationalism and architecture -- Africa.
Symbolism in architecture -- Africa.
Nation-building -- Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Author Herz, Manuel, editor
Focketyn, Hans, editor
Schröder, Ingrid, 1973- editor
Jamrozik, Julia, editor
Baan, Iwan, 1975- photographer
Webster, Alexia, photographer
LC no. 2015400338
ISBN 9783906027746 (paperback)
3906027740 (paperback)