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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Fantastic Read #3 New Directions in African Architecture

Dear readers,

Firstly, many apologies for the huge hiatus in posts.

I found the following book to be extremely interesting in understanding the issues African designers face when designing architecture for their respective countries.

Author: Udo Kultermann
Title: New Directions in African Architecture
Date first published : 1969
Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Directions-African-Architecture-directions-architecture/dp/0289796741/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348959803&sr=8-1

This is a very old book and it doesn't come with an attractive front cover, but it does have a lot of content which is still relevant for today.

If you're looking to read books which discuss not just issues that are specific to Nigeria, but allow you to cross reference and learn from other countries, then this book would be ideal. It's also very short.
Why is it that architecture in African countries emulates rather than evolves its own style?

If you would like to get your hand on a copy, please comment below.

4 opinions:

Tokky said...

Hi, will like to know where I can get a copy of the book thanks.

NG said...

Hi Tokky,
Whereabouts are you located?

Tokky said...

In Ireland

NG said...

Hi again! Amazon.co.uk is selling a copy for just £2.75.


Hope that helped!

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