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Africa Drawn
One hundred cities
Book
48 €

EDITED BY
Gary White, Marguerite Pienaar and Bouwer Serfontein

 

PUBLISHER
Dom publishers

 

LANGUAGE
English  

 

DIMENSIONS
28,5 × 30,5 cm

 

PAGES
224

 

Africa – a continent of small villages in the jungle and savannah? Certainly not. The urbanisation of the continent is advancing rapidly, while African cities and metropolitan regions are among the fastest growing in the world. Africa Drawn presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. A visual feast of three hundred images and masterfully drawn plans illustrates contemporary and historical place-making actions in Africa. The result is simultaneously an artistic and visually fascinating documentation of African urban space and a convincing analysis of its structure and morphology, thus providing a spatial point of departure for all interested parties. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of the diverse urban form on the continent. The study attempts to provide an indispensable resource of spatial and figure ground patterns in the context of urban space in Africa.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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