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Vernacular architecture of West Africa : a world in dwelling

Author: Jean-Paul Bourdier; Thi Minh-Ha Trinh
Publisher: London ; New York : Rutledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translation of: Habiter un monde: architectures de l'Afrique de l'ouest.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Bourdier; Thi Minh-Ha Trinh
ISBN: 9780415585439 0415585430
OCLC Number: 812685683
Description: 191, [1] s. : il. kolor. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements. Introduction Part 1: Dweller, Dwelling, and Setting Part 2: Cultural Framework 1. House as Project of Identity: Picturing Soninke Dwellings 2. House as Inside and Outside: Picturing Kassena Dwellings 3. House as Assurance of Social Viability: Picturing Moba Dwellings 4. House as Vessel of Day and Night: Picturing Nuna Dwellings 5. House as Life-Giving Speech: Picturing Jaxanke, Ko, and Mandingo Dwellings 6. House as Creative Source: Picturing Puguli and Bassari Dwellings 7. House as Newborn: Picturing Kusasi and Birifor Dwellings 8. House and Differential Space: Picturing Moor Dwellings 9. House in the World's Image: Picturing Batammaliba Dwellings Part 3: Architectural Practices 10. Terrace-Roofed Dwellings Nankani Dwelling. Lyela Dwelling. Dogon Cliff Dwelling. Tokolor Dwelling. Tokolor Mosques 11. Thatch-Roofed Dwellings Konkomba Dwelling. Toffinu Lake Dwelling. Sereer Dwelling. Joola Impluvium Dwelling. Calabash Dome: Fulbe Dwelling. Bibliography
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh Minh-ha.
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