Spectacular vernacular: the adobe tradition
Aperture Foundation, 1996 - Architecture - 196 pages
Spectacular Vernacular celebrates the beauty, variety, & efficiency of traditional adobe architecture in West Africa, Southwest Asia, & the American Southwest. Aperture is organizing a traveling exhibition in conjunction with this publication.
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Islam and Ancestral Cultures in West African History by Basil Davidson
The Image of the Desert
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