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Architecture in Asmara: Colonial Origin and Postcolonial Experiences

Peter Volgger and Stefan Graf

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 480 pp. 160 images

  • Publisher: Dom publishers

  • Date Published: Jul 2017

  • Stock Code: 89571

  • ISBN: 9783869224879

  • Binding: Paperback

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The ancient city of Asmara is the capital of Eritrea and its largest settlement. Its beautiful architecture was rediscovered by outsiders in the early 1990s. In this book, the authors offer an original analysis of the colonial city, providing a history not only of the physical and visible urban reality, but also of a second, invisible city as it exists in the imagination. The colonial city becomes a fantastical set of cities where each one reflects the others as if in a kaleidoscope.

Architecture in Asmara. Colonial Origin and Postcolonial Experiences breaks new ground and moves us a little further along in the attempt to decipher Asmara in terms of contemporary theory. This title of the Basics series brings together scholars from a multiplicity of disciplines who have shown the ways in which colonial and postcolonial criticism has served as a platform for new, diversified readings of Asmara.

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About the Author

Peter Volgger

Peter Volgger, Ph.D, studied philosophy, history and art history at Innsbruck University. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture (Innsbruck University) and Visiting Professor at the Institute for Architecture and Planning (Liechtenstein University). Since 2012 he has conducted research work in Eritrea. He is a member of the Research Centre for Migration and Globalisation in Innsbruck.

Stefan Graf

Stefan Graf is an architect and art historian. The academic field of architectural theory gave him the opportunity to satisfy his multifaceted interests in art, architecture and cultural theory. He wrote his diploma thesis about Asmara and was part of the research project Asmara – The Sleeping Beauty. His field of research includes history, urban planning and the relationship between the historic part of CARP and Greater Asmara.

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