Afropolis: City Media Art
Kerstin Pinther, Larissa Förster, Christian Hanussek
Jacana Media, 2012 - Africa - 328 pages
Examines urban structures and development patterns of Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa, and Johannesburg through the eyes of European and African artists. Includes texts on the subject "City and Film;" the colonial planning practice of Ernst May in East Africa; an interview with the London architect David Adjaye and a picture essay on the informal architectures of the five cities.
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