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Drawn from African Dwellings

Drawn from African Dwellings (Hardback)

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This 'life-in-architecture' study displays the world view and the socio-economic and cosmological organization of several African peoples, including the Fulbe, Tokolor, Sereer, Joola, Soninke, Mandingo, Jaxanke, and Bassari. Bourdier and Trinh connect setting, design, decoration, and orientation to kinship, gender, history, oral traditions, poetry, and religions. Through photographs, drawings, and theoretical reflections, the authors challenge the common perception of traditional dwellings as static artifacts. Jean-Paul Bourdier's beautifully detailed drawings bring the material alive with cut-away bird's-eye views that reveal the complex patterning of structures and their relationship to inhabitants' activities.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureResidential buildings, domestic buildingsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropology Publisher: Indiana University Press Publication Date: 29/05/1997 ISBN-13: 9780253330437  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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