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African Modernism and its Afterlife


Nina Berre, Paul Wenzel Geissler & Johan Lagae (eds.), African Modernism and its Afterlife, Intellect Publishers, Bristol/University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2022.


This new book is an edited volume of essays that examine the legacy of architecture in a number of African countries soon after independence. It has its origins in an exhibition and symposium that focused on architecture as an element in Nordic countries’ aid packages to newly independent states, but the expanded breadth of the essays includes work on other countries and architects. Drawing on ethnography, archival research and careful observations of buildings, remains and people, the case studies seek to connect the colonial and postcolonial origins of modernist architecture, the historical processes they underwent, and present use and habitation.

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