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Afropolis : city media art

Author: Kerstin PintherLarissa FörsterChristian HanussekRautenstrauch-Joest-Museum.IWALEWA-Haus (Bayreuth, Germany)All authors
Publisher: Auckland Park : Jacana, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines urban structures and development patterns of Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg through the eyes of European and African artists. Includes texts on the subject "City and Film;" the colonial planning practice of Ernst May in East Africa; an interview with the London architect David Adjaye and a picture essay on the informal architectures of the five cities.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerstin Pinther; Larissa Förster; Christian Hanussek; Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum.; IWALEWA-Haus (Bayreuth, Germany); Goethe-Institut (Nairobi, Kenya)
ISBN: 9781431403257 1431403253
OCLC Number: 828060245
Notes: Catalogue of exhibition Afropolis: city, media, art held at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cultures of the World, Cologne, 5 November 2010-13 March 2013 ; Iwalewa House, University of Bayreuth, 21 April 2011-4 September 2011 ; preview at Nairobi in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Nairobi, 22 May-4 June 2010.
Description: 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Kerstin Pinther, Larissa Forster and Christian Hanussek - In Afropolis; Christian Hanussek and Salifou Lindou - Quel est l'endroit ideal?; Edgar Pieterse - Alternative City Futures; AbdouMaliq Simone - People as Infrastructure - Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg; On Informal Architectures - A Discussion between David Adjaye and Finn Williams; Regina Gockede - The Architect as a Colonial Technocrat of Dependent Modernisation - Ernst May's Plans for; Kampala; Karola Schlegelmilch - Architectures of Particularities - Photographs and a Discussion between Karola; Schlegelmilch and Christian Hanussek; Marie-Helene Gutberlet - Cities and Cinemas - Fragments of an African History of the Urban in Cinema and of; Cinema as an Urban Matter
Responsibility: edited by Kerstin Pinther, Larissa Förster, Christian Hanussek.

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Metropolises often evoke images of flashy high-rise buildings, permanent background noise, backed-up cars and people moving quickly in all directions in their masses. New York, Tokyo, London, Sao  Read more...

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