Sunday Read is a weekly feature on books we come across and like. In addition to of course the content, our focus lies primarily on the design, its haptic and layout. This is reflected upon through unique set ups, that is presented in a series of photographs. A small statement in the end provides you with all further necessary information.
Continuing from yesterdays introduction of David Adjaye Associates, this Sunday Read focuses on his publication on African Architecture, Adjaye – Africa – Architecture, first published in 2011 by Thames and Hudson. Over ten years, the Tanzanian born, London-based architect has visited 53 major African cities and photographed thousands of buildings, sites and places that few of us will ever be able to visit. Seven individual volumes present cities according to the terrain in which they are situated – the Maghreb, Desert, The Sahel, Savannah and Grassland, Mountain and Highveld, and Forest. Each city is shown in a concise history, fact file, maps and satellite images, along with Adjaye’s own travel notes and dozens of photographs of the city’s civic, commercial and residential architecture. All six ‘terrain’ volumes feature an introductory essay by Adjaye, and a separate volume is dedicated to essays by leading academics and commentators on Africa.
Author: David Adjaye
Format: 29.70 x 24.50 cm
Feature: 576 pp
7 paperback volumes in a slipcase
over 3500 colour illustrations