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Asmara: Africas Secret Modernist City Edward Denison

Asmara: Africas Secret Modernist City

Edward Denison

Published February 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781858943824
Paperback
240 pages
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 About the Book 

Asmara, the capital of the small East African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural discoveries of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, who transformed itMoreAsmara, the capital of the small East African country of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea, is one of the most important and exciting architectural discoveries of recent years. Built almost entirely in the 1930s by the Italians, who transformed it into a hotbed of radical architectural innovation, Asmara has one of the highest concentrations of Modernist architecture anywhere in the world. This superb building-by-building survey, illustrated with previously unpublished archival material and specially commissioned photography, chronicles the colonial past and remarkable survival of a city that has evocatively been described as the Miami of Africa.