African architecture and built environment

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  • Bourdier, Jean-Paul, and Trinh Minh-ha. Drawn from African Dwelling (1996).

  • Denyer. African Traditional Architecture (1978).

  • Elleh, Nnamdi. African Architecture: Evolution and Transformation (McGraw Hill,1997).
    • so far the broadest, most extensively researched, best illustrated survey, a landmark work.
    • unfortunately, not very available - $85 used online, no previews on Amazon or Google Books.
    • Elleh is Associate Professor of Architecture, History and Theory at the University of Cincinnati. He was trained as an architect and received his PhD in art history from Northwestern University.

  • Kulterman, Udo Kultermann. (1969). New Directions in African Architecture. London: Studio Vista, 1969. ISBN 289-79674-1.