Butabu - Adobe Architecture of West Africa
James Morris, Suzanne Preston Blier
Princeton Architectural Press
In the Sahal region of West Africa (Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana and Burkina Faso) people have been constructing earthen buildings for centuries. But they remain little known to most of the Western world.
James Morris has extensively photographed this architecture fron the biggest buildings to the small houses in remote animist communities.
Text by Suzanne Preston Blier covers the history, technology, and symbolism of earthen architecture.
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