Title: African Modernism: The Architecture of
Independence. Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia
Authors: Edited by Manuel Herz, photographs by Iwan Baan and Alexia webster
many countries in Central and Sub-Saharan Africa gained their
independence in the 1960s, experimental and futuristic architecture
became a principal means by which the young nations expressed their
African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence
more trhan 600 pages 103 buildings in five countries: sKenya, Côte
d’Ivoire, Zambia, Ghana and Senegal. The often heroic and daring
designs of parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, conference
centers, universities and independence memorials mirror the
forward-looking spirit that was dominant in these countries at the time.
African Modernism coincides with the exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery
(20.02. – 31.05.2015).
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