African Modernism: The Architecture Of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte D'ivoire, Kenya, Zambia by Manuel HerzAfrican Modernism: The Architecture Of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte D'ivoire, Kenya, Zambia by Manuel Herz

African Modernism: The Architecture Of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte D'ivoire, Kenya, Zambia

EditorManuel Herz

Paperback | August 15, 2015

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The late 1950s and early 1960s saw a large number of central and sub-Saharan African countries gaining independence, and one of the key ways in which they expressed their newly established national identity was through distinctive architecture. Parliament buildings, stadiums, universities, central banks, convention centers, and other major public buildings and housing projects were built in daring, even heroic designs—markers of the bright future these nations envisioned after independence.
           
African Modernism is the first book to take a close look at the relationship between these cutting-edge architectural projects and the processes of nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. Presenting some seven hudnred color photographs by celebrated photographers Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster and insightful analyses of the interactions of architectural innovation and developing national political and social cultures, African Modernism will be of interest to historians of architecture and Africa alike.
Manuel Herz runs his own architectural firm with offices in Basel and Cologne and is visiting professor at ETH Zurich.
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Title:African Modernism: The Architecture Of Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte D'ivoire, Kenya, ZambiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 13 × 9.5 × 1.5 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3906027740

ISBN - 13:9783906027746

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Table of Contents

THE NEW DOMAIN: ARCHITECTURE AT THE TIME OF LIBERATION - Manuel Herz

 

GHANA

Introduction

Photographic Portrait of Accra

Building Documentation

 

ARCHITECTURE AFTER INDEPENDENCE - Hannah Le Roux

 

SENEGAL

Introduction

Photographic Portrait of Dakar

Building Documentation

 

HENRI CHOMETTE: AFRICA AS A TERRAIN OF ARCHITECTURAL FREEDOM - Léo Noyer-Duplaix

 

CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Introduction

Photographic Portrait of Abidjan

Building Documentation

 

PROJECT OF A NATION: THE AFRICAN RIVIERA AND THE HÔTEL IVOIRE - Manuel Herz

 

KENYA

Introduction

Photographic Portrait of Nairobi

Building Documentation

 

PROXY COLONIALISM: THE EXPORT OF ISRAELI ARCHITECTURE TO AFRICA -Zvi Efrat

 

ZAMBIA

Introduction

Photographic Portrait of Lusaka

Building Documentation

 

LAND AND SOCIAL ORDER IN MIDDLE AFRICA - Till Förster

 

AFRICAN UNIVERSE: AFRICA PLACE AT EXPO 67 - Ingrid Schröder

 

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"African Modernism, with its critical essays by a range of authors on specific countries and themes in African architecture of the time, provides an in-depth contextualization of the movement