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Title:Colonial architecture and urbanism in Africa: intertwined and contested histories
Editor:Demissie, FassilISNI
Year:2012
Pages:438
Language:English
Series:Design and the built environment series
City of publisher:Farnham
Publisher:Ashgate
ISBN:0754675122; 9780754675129
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:architecture
urban planning
architectural history
colonial period
Abstract:This collective volume explores the intersection between architecture and urbanism as discursive cultural projects in Africa. Like other colonial institutions such as the courts, police, prisons, and schools, that were crucial in establishing and maintaining political domination, colonial architecture and urbanism played s pivotal role in shaping the spatial and social structures of African cities during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is the cultural destination of colonial architecture and urbanism and the connection between them and colonialism that the volume critically addresses. Contributions: Colonial architecture and urbanism in Africa: an introduction, Fassil Demissie; Part I, Archaeology of colonial architecture and urbanism: French territoriality and urbanism: General Lyautey and architect Prost in Morocco (1912-1925), Hassan Radoine; Architectural transfer, Italian colonial architecture in Libya: 'Libyan rationalism' and the concept of 'Mediterraneity', 1926-1942, Vittoria Capresi; Imperial sanctuaries: Arab urban enclaves on the East African coast, Mohamed El Amrousi; The point of pointed architecture: its revival in Europe and its appearance in 'colonial' mosques, Cleo Cantone; Whose colony and whose legacy? Layers of power and hybrid identities in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Debbie Whelan; The turning point in urban policy for British colonial Africa, 1939-1945, Richard Harris and Susan Parnell; 'Aya Mahobo': migrant labour and the cultural semiotics of Harare (Mbare) African township, 1930-70, Maurice Taonezvi Vambe. Part II, Colonial disciplinary institutions: Penal architecture: an essay on prison designs in colonial Senegal, Dior Konaté; Imagining a Christian territory: changing spatial strategies in the missionary outposts of Scheut (Kasai, Congo, 1891-1940), Bram Cleys and Bruno De Meulder; Pro fide et patria: Anglicanism and ecclesiastical architecture in Southern and Central Africa, 1848-1903, G.A. Bremner; 'Montcassin, Montserrat or … an Alcazar?' Architecture, propaganda and everyday school practices in the Collège du Saint-Esprit in Bujumbura (Burundi), Johan Lagae; The grid of Saint-Louis du Sénégal, Mark Hinchman; Buildings as symbols and metaphors of colonial hegemony: interrogating colonial buildings and architecture in Kenya's urban spaces, Maurice Amutabi. Part III, Colonial modernities: Building dominion and the colonial overseas: the culture of British fabrics of financial intervention in (South) Africa at the end of Empire, Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe; Das Neue Afrika: Ernst May's 1947 Kampala plan as cultural programme, Kai K. Gutschow; Colonial architecture in Angola: past functions and recent appropriations, Cristina Salvador and Cristina Udelsman Rodrigues. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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