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Monday, 25 October 2010

Art-frican Deco

Do contemporary building designs exhibit signs of being stuck in the era of Art Deco, or are they reinterpretations of our vernacular exhibitionist, ornamental and 'big statement' african culture, you decide?



A good example of the application of ornament internally in a vernacular building.

I believe that this photograph defies the guidelines set in European Adolf Loos' essay; "Ornament and Crime" but of course it is expressed in its own unique identity and form, true to its nature, the northern Nigerian vernacular.

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