Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

By: Denison, Edward; Ren, Guang Yu; Gebremedhin, Naigzy

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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 This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished archival material and specially commissioned photography, chronicles the colonial past and remarkable survival of a city that has evocatively been described as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."

Title: Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

Author: Denison, Edward; Ren, Guang Yu; Gebremedhin, Naigzy

Categories: Architecture,

Publisher: Merrell Publishers: 2007-02-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 1858943825

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781858943824

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781858943824

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