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Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City


Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City by Merrell Pub Ltd at Dream Africa H. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Asmara, the capital of the small east African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural


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Asmara, the capital of the small east African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural 'discoveries' of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of modernist architecture anywhere in the world, and has evocatively been described as "the Miami of Africa." Desperate to build quickly, the colonial government of the time allowed radical architectural experimentation that would not have found favour in the more conservative European environment. Asmara therefore became one of the world's prime locations for architectural innovation during the Modern Movement. That this occurred at all is remarkable enough, but that these buildings should have survived in such numbers today makes it one of the finest modernist cities in the world. This building-by-building survey, illustrated with rare archival material and specially commissioned photographs, is a groundbreaking publication that is set to become one of the most important new books on modernist architecture of recent years.

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Manufacturer:Merrell Pub Ltd
Publisher:Merrell Pub Ltd
Studio:Merrell Pub Ltd
EAN:9781858942094
Item Weight:1.1 pounds
Item Size:1 x 11 x 11 inches
Package Weight:3.35 pounds
Package Size:9.53 x 0.94 x 0.94 inches

Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City by Merrell Pub Ltd

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