The African Dwelling: From Traditional to Western-Style Homes

Author:   Diane Chehab ,  Epee Ellong
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
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9781476673806


Pages:   82
Publication Date:   30 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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How has housing changed in Sub-Saharan Africa since the first Europeans set foot on the continent? Why don't Africans live in their traditional homes any longer? This historical evolution from hut to house, from traditional abode to Western-style house, considers the consequences of slavery, colonialism, and other social influences, with a focus on the Central African country of Cameroon, known as Africa in Miniature because of its geographical and cultural representation of the continent at large. Descriptions of architectural styles, layouts, materials, and construction techniques are woven into a discussion of the larger historical and cultural context, examining how lifestyle changes and architectural trends influence one another. Readers will come away with a rich understanding of the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African architects to integrate the lessons of the past and create a future most responsive to the needs of the region.

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Author:   Diane Chehab ,  Epee Ellong
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
Imprint:   McFarland & Co Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 0.40cm , Length: 25.40cm
ISBN:  

9781476673806


ISBN 10:   1476673802
Pages:   82
Publication Date:   30 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Epee Ellong teaches African Architecture at the Ecole uperieure Speciale d'Architecture du Cameroun in Yaounde, Cameroon. While working in the United States as an architect between 1995 and 2014, he spoke regularly at universities and at the Museum for African Art. Diane Chehab is an American project manager and former architectural designer. She writes about Africa on her blog, Away From Africa. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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