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Age of Concrete: Housing and the Shape of Aspiration in the Capital of Mozambique

9780821423684
Morton, David
Age of Concrete is about people building homes on tenuous ground in the outer neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique, places thought of simply as slums. But up close, they are an archive: houses of reeds, wood, zinc, and concrete embodying the ambitions of people who built their own largest investment and greatest bequest to the future.
€37.84
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Inside Marrakesh: Enchanting Homes and Gardens

9780847864270
Loum-Martin, Meryanne
Contemporary design meets Marrakesh's splendid artistic heritage in a fresh burst of color, form, and texture through a panoply of sensual houses and gardens. Noted designer Meryanne Loum-Martin provides entree into the extraordinary residences of this fabled city's leading tastemakers.
€59.12
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Architecture and Politics in Nigeria: The Study of a Late Twentieth-Century Enlightenment-Inspired Modernism at Abuja, 1900-2016

9781472465290
Elleh , Nnamdi
By examining the creation of the modernist national public spaces of Abuja within a broader historical and global context, this book looks at how the successes and the failures of these spaces have affected the citizens of the country.
€177.36
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Garbage Citizenship: Vital Infrastructures of Labor in Dakar, Senegal

9781478001416
Fredericks, Rosalind
Rosalind Fredericks traces the volatile trash politics in Dakar, Senegal, to examine urban citizenship in the context of urban austerity and democratic politics, showing how labor is a key component of infrastructural systems and how Dakar's residents use infrastructures as a vital tool for forging collective identifies and mobilizing political action.
€26.00
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Under Construction: Technologies of Development in Urban Ethiopia

9781478006411
Mains, Daniel
Daniel Mains explores the intersection of infrastructural development and governance in contemporary Ethiopia by examining the conflicts surrounding the construction of specific infrastructural technologies and how that construction impacts the daily lives of Ethiopians.
€27.18
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The Nature of the Path: Reading a West African Road

9781517902834
Filippello M
Sometimes a road is more than just a road
€27.18
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The Basilicas of Ethiopia: An Architectural History

9781784537258
Salvo M de
Fully-illustrated colour guide to Ethiopian basilicas
€59.12
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Social Im/mobilities in Africa: Ethnographic Approaches

9781789204858
Noret, Joel
Grounded in both theory and ethnography, this volume insists on taking social positionality seriously when accounting for Africa's current age of polarizing wealth. To this end, the notion of social im/mobilities emphasizes the complexities of current changes, taking us beyond the prism of a unidimensional social ladder.
€117.06
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The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Period

9781848855397
Abouseif D Behrens- Warner N
Minarets have defined Cairo's skyline since its early history: they are one of the most characteristic features of Islamic architecture. This title offers insights into the religious, historical and architectural significance of the minaret in Cairo from the Arab Conquest, through the Abbasid, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods.
€65.03
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Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism

9781850773344
McLaren B
To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry.
€35.46
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