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Butabu: Adobe Architecture of West Africa - Morris, James (Photographer), and Blier, Suzanne Preston (Text by)
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Many think that sub-Saharan African architecture is little more than mud huts. Mud, yes--but certainly not huts. Instead, these adobe buildings, many of them enormous, show sublime sculptural beauty, variety, ingenuity, and originality. In the Sahal region of western Africa--Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, and Burkina Faso--people have been constructing earthen buildings for centuries. But they remain unknown to most of the Western world. Their plastic forms--from simple stairways, to ornamented domes, to complex ...

Butabu: Adobe Architecture of West Africa 2003, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568984131

2003 edition