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The Dogon of Mali

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The Dogon of Mali remained in relative obscurity until the twentieth century, living in a remote and arid inland area of West Africa that was eventually colonized by the French. Once discovered, they won early fame among African peoples...

Embodiment and Architectural Form

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...1 As Carsten and Hugh-Jones (1995) noted, the relationship between the body and built form is difficult to disentangle; it is impossible to clearly say where the body ends and built form begins. What this observation entails, of course...

Disputing calculations in architecture: notes for a pragmatic reframing of parametricism and architecture

The Politics of Parametricism : Digital Technologies in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...The discussion on parametricism in architecture needs to be reframed. The desire for a new technologically driven march of progress has gained an amplified voice that conceals a much richer ecosystem of heterogeneous realities...

Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

Egypt (Middle Kingdom), c. 2050–1650 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...At the end of the third millennium BCE, the moist Neolithic Period ended in northeastern Africa. Reduced precipitation in Ethiopia caused lower levels for the Nile floods and consequently catastrophic famines in Egypt. This development may...

Egypt (Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom), c. 3100–2150 BCE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...During prehistoric times in Egypt, and certainly from around 5000 BCE onwards, humans entered the Nile valley and began to form settlements there. From this developed one of the greatest ancient cultures of humankind, peaking in what...