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The African dwelling : from traditional to Western style homes

Author: Epée Ellong; Diane Chehab-Epée; Jack Travis
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book is a rich examination of the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African architects to integrate the lessons of the past and create a future more responsive to the region's needs"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Epée Ellong; Diane Chehab-Epée; Jack Travis
ISBN: 9781476673806 1476673802
OCLC Number: 1105750309
Notes: "The original title (in the French edition of the book) was De la case à la villa"-- Author's preface.
Translated from French.
Description: ix, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Hut of Congo, hut of Cameroon --
Traditional dwellings of Cameroon --
Colonial dwellings --
Directions for an architecture --
Death and the dwelling.
Other Titles: De la case à la villa.
Responsibility: Epée Ellong with Diane Chehab ; foreword by Jack Travis.


Descriptions of architectural styles, layouts, materials, and construction techniques are woven into this discussion of the larger historical and cultural context, examining how lifestyle changes and  Read more...


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