AFRICAN NOMADIC ARCH
Smithsonian, Jul 17, 1995 - Architecture - 245 pages
Combining extensive field research from West Africa to the Horn with findings culled from American and European museum archives, Labelle Prussin and the book's other contributors - including Peter A. Andrews, Uta Holter, Anders Grum, Amina H. Adan, and Arlene Fullerton - offer insights into the daily life of African nomads whose material culture is shaped by their desert environment. The more than two hundred diagrams, plans, and photographs in the text illustrate some of the regional variation in architectural style, extending from the tensile structures of West Africa to the mat-covered armature frames built by East African nomads. Two dozen color images highlight the most striking architectural examples and their surroundings.
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THE TENT IN AfRICAN HISTORY
ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
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Acacia Acacia raddiana African nomadic animal Arabic arches armature armature tent artifacts Azza Balanites aegyptiaca basket bentwood Berber bride building camel camp carved century ceremony clan cloth color container context cover creativity Daza decorated desert Drawings by Richard dum palm entrance fiber frame front furnishings Gabra gender goat groom ground Hassaniya herds household interior Kababish Kel Ahaggar Kel Ayr Kel Dennek Kel Ferwan leatherwork litter loaded Mahria marriage marriage ritual mat-covered mats Mauretanian meters milk millet mother move nomadic nomadic architecture northern pack saddle palanquin Photograph plaited Puigaudeau region Rendille Richard Mino ridgepiece riding saddle roof ropes sacks Sahara sedentary side skin Somali space spatial strips symbolic Tagant tanning Tekna tensile structure tent roof term Tibesti tion tradition transport Trarza Tuareg Tubu ture velum wall weaving wedding wind woman wood wooden woven