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African nomadic architecture : space, place, and gender

Labelle Prussin (Author)
"Combining extensive field research from West Africa to the Horn with findings culled from American and European museum archives, Labelle Prussin and the book's other contributors - including Peter A. Andrews, Uta Holter, Anders Grum, Amina H. Adan, and Arlene Fullerton - offer insights into the daily life of African nomads whose material culture is shaped by their desert environment. The more than two hundred diagrams, plans, and photographs in the text illustrate some of the regional variation in architectural style, extending from the tensile structures of West Africa to the mat-covered armature frames built by East African nomads. Two dozen color images highlight the most striking architectural examples and their surroundings."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1995
Smithsonian Institution Press : National Museum of African Art, Washington, 1995
xxii, 245 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
9781560987567, 9781560983583, 1560987561, 1560983582
Foreword / Robert Farris Thompson
Foreword / Sylvia H. Williams
1. The Tent in African History
2. Environment and Space
3. The Creative Process
4. The Hassaniya-Speaking Nomads: Tekna, Trarza, and Brakna / Peter A. Andrews and excerpts from Odette Du Puigaudeau in translation
5. The Tuareg: Kel Ahaggar and Kel Ferwan / based on excerpts from Johannes Nicolaisen and excerpts from Dominique Casajus in translation
6. The Tubu: Nomads in the Eastern Sahara
7. Mahria Tents: The Woman's Domain / Uta Holter
8. Rendille Habitation / Anders Grum
9. Handicrafts of the Somali Nomadic Women / Arlene Fullerton and Amina Adan
10. The Nomadic Aesthetic