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The African dwelling : from traditional to Western style homes

Author: Epée Ellong; Diane Chehab-Epée; Jack Travis
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a rich examination of the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African architects to integrate the lessons of the past and create a future more responsive to the region's needs"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Epée Ellong; Diane Chehab-Epée; Jack Travis
ISBN: 9781476673806 1476673802
OCLC Number: 1105750309
Notes: "The original title (in the French edition of the book) was De la case à la villa"-- Author's preface.
Translated from French.
Description: ix, 221 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Hut of Congo, hut of Cameroon --
Traditional dwellings of Cameroon --
Colonial dwellings --
Directions for an architecture --
Death and the dwelling.
Other Titles: De la case à la villa.
Responsibility: Epée Ellong with Diane Chehab ; foreword by Jack Travis.

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