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African Metropolitan Architecture

aWith a mix of photographs and text about buildings, and the spaces and lives around them, this is an arresting visual introduction to cities across the continent. Part of a seven-volume work, African Metropolitan Architecture features 53 conurbations grouped by terrain. Focusing on how cities grow – the colonial legacy, the natural environment, the social and political structures supporting them – this is emphatically not a coffee-table book but,  rather, a learned journey into the vibrant, beating heart of contemporary African life. - David Adjaye (2011)

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