Adjaye: Africa Architecture (7 volumes slipcased), Hardback Book

Adjaye: Africa Architecture (7 volumes slipcased) Hardback

Description

The African continent contains some of the world's most vibrant culture and creativity, and yet its buildings - vernacular, colonial or contemporary - have rarely engaged the interest of Western architects.

David Adjaye, the first black architect to establish a truly global reputation in his field, has found endless sources of inspiration for his designs in the rich - and chequered - heritage of Africa's teeming metropolises.

His life dream was to return to the continent as an architect to document Africa's built environment.

Over a long decade, he tirelessly documented these dynamic, colourful cities, photographing thousands of buildings, sites and places, and letting each building speak for itself in telling contrast to a design world obsessed with photorealistic slickness.

The result was a stunning seven-volume work that has become an essential resource for all those interested in the burgeoning continent.

This compact edition will make the fruits of this once-in-a-generation record available to a much wider audience. The result is one of the most original, ambitious and important architectural publications of our time, now available to everyone wishing to gain an understanding of a unique architectural heritage overlooked for too long.

Information

£29.95

£19.79

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by David Adjaye   |  View all