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Asmara Africa"s jewel of modernity by Stefan Boness

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Published .
Written in English


  • Buildings, structures,
  • Modern Architecture,
  • History,
  • Modern movement (Architecture),
  • Pictorial works,
  • Architecture

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Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, has one of the most extensive surviving ensembles of modernist architecture in the world. To this day, the influence of the former colonial power of Italy from the early 20th century remains visible. Many of the buildings, erected in the futuristic, expressionist, cubist or rationalistic style have been preserved and dominate the cityscape of Asmara. UNESCO is considering to make the city a World Heritage Site in recognition of its outstanding modernist architecture. The impressive photographs by Stefan Boness convey the unique atmosphere of Asmara as a living museum of modernity. 0New, changed and revised edition of "Asmara? The Frozen City" (2006).

Edition Notes

Parallel text in German and English.

StatementStefan Boness, photographs ; Jochen Visscher, editor ; translation into English: Lucinda Rennison
ContributionsVisscher, Jochen, editor, Rennison, Lucinda, translator
LC ClassificationsNA1591.6.E652 A863x 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination95 pages
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26933484M
ISBN 103868594353
ISBN 109783868594355

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