Spectacular vernacular: the adobe tradition

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Aperture Foundation, 1996 - Architecture - 196 pages
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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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Contents Preface
Islam and Ancestral Cultures in West African History by Basil Davidson
The Image of the Desert

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Basil Davidson is the author of more than ten books on African history and has devoted over thirty years to the intensive study of the African peoples. His books include "The African Past, The Atlantic Slave Trade, Lost Cities of Africa, African Kingdoms" and "The History of West Africa to 1800."

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