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Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City
Title: Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City

ISBN: 9781858943824

From the Publisher:

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 This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished archival material and specially commissioned photography, chronicles the colonial past and remarkable survival of a city that has evocatively been described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

  • The first book to explore one of the most important but least-known Modernist cities in the world
  • Authoritatively written by experts with extensive first-hand knowledge of the city
  • A must-have for anyone interested in architectural history and the dynamics of Modernism

240 pages, paperback. Merrell (January 2006)


Author: Edward Denison, Guang Yu Ren, and Naigzy Gebremedhin
Publisher: Merrell
Categories: Regional,

Our Price: $39.95
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