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Vernacular architecture of West Africa 1 edition

Vernacular architecture of West Africa
Jean-Paul Bourdier

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Vernacular architecture of West Africa
a world in dwelling
Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh Minh-ha

Published 2011 by Routledge in Abingdon, Oxon [England], New York, NY .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Dweller, dwelling, and setting
Cultural framework
House as project of identity : picturing Soninke dwellings
House as inside and outside : picturing Kassena dwellings
House as assurance of social viability : picturing Moba dwellings
House as vessel of day and night : picturing Nuna dwellings
House as life-giving speech : picturing Jaxanke, Ko, and Mandingo dwellings
House as creative source : picturing Puguli and Bassari dwellings
House as newborn : picturing Kusasi and Birifor dwellings
House and differential space : picturing Moor dwellings
House in the world's image : picturing Batammaliba dwellings
Architectural practices
Terrace-roofed dwellings
Nankani dwelling
Lyela dwelling
Dogon Cliff dwellings
Tokolor dwelling
Tokolor mosques
Thatch-roofed dwellings
Konkomba dwelling
Toffinu Lake dwelling
Sereer dwelling
Joola impluvium dwelling
Calabash Dome : Fulbe dwelling.

Edition Notes

Translation of: Habiter un monde : architectures de l'Afrique de l'ouest.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
World in dwelling


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
NA1598 .B68413 2011

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p. cm.

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