Asmara - Africa's Secret Modernist City

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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, who transformed it into a hotbed of radical architectural innovation, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished archival material and specially commissioned photography, chronicles the colonial past and remarkable survival of a city that has evocatively been described as "the Miami of Africa".

ISBN/EAN: 9781858943824
Author: Denison, Edward
Publication Date: 13/10/2006
Product Type: Hardback
Number of Pages: 240
Publisher: Merrell

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