African Identity in Post-apartheid Public Architecture: White Skin, Black Masks
Since the end of Apartheid, there has been a new orientation in South African art and design, turning away from the colonial aesthetics to new types of African expression. This book examines some of the fascinating and impressive works of contemporary public architecture that 'concretize' imaginative dialogues with African landscapes, craft and indigenous traditions.
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