History of African Architecture

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The history of architecture traces the changes in architecture through various traditions, The rise of kingdoms in the West African coastal region produced architecture which drew on indigenous traditions, utilizing wood.

History of African Architecture book The term had its origin from the name of a book by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson which identified. Like other aspects of the culture of Africa, the architecture of Africa is exceptionally diverse.

Throughout the history of Africa, Africans have developed their own local architectural traditions. In some cases, broader regional styles can be identified, such as the Sudano-Sahelian architecture of West Africa.A common theme in traditional African architecture is the use of.

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The book does not limit African architecture to rural village designs. Neither does it separate Egyptian architecture from African origins.

Bad: 1. It has few good pictures and too many black and white illustrations. Though it includes various aspects of African architecture its main focus is on Ancient Egyptian, North African, and Cited by: Episode #4 of the course “Brief history of architecture”.

African architecture is as diverse as the cultures of Africa. Recent discoveries of stone structures in southern Africa are argued to be the earliest human-made buildings on the planet, dating b years. The architecture of South Africa tells the story of its history, from the small, utilitarian rondevals of the Xhosa, to the grand structures of colonizers.

It also includes the healing designs of. African architecture, the architecture of Africa, particularly of sub-Saharan Africa.

In North Africa, where Islam History of African Architecture book Christianity had a significant influence, architecture predominates among the visual ed here are the magnificent mosques built of mud in Djenné and Mopti in Mali, the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia, and the Islamic monuments of coastal eastern Africa.

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