Architektur der Dogon

Traditioneller Lehmbau in Mali

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Architektur der Dogon
Traditioneller Lehmbau in Mali

Text(s) by Mamadi Dembele, Denis Douyon, Oliver Heiss, Wolfgang Lauber, Stephan Romero, André Ambéré Tembelé, Gerhard Thaller, Fritz Wilhelm, Josef H. Reichholf, Lassana Cissé, ed. Wolfgang Lauber, graphic design by Alexandra Zöller


2011. 160 pp., 215 ills.


25.20 x 31.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2798-3

Documentation of the architecture and art of the Dogon

Includes an excursion to the newest architectural projects in the region, which are making traditional technologies viable for the future

It was not until the early twentieth century that the first reports on the culture and architecture of the Dogon people in western Africa reached Europe. The Dogon live on the highlands of Mali, on either side of the Bandigara Escarpment, which is over one hundred miles long. Members of this ethnic group built adobe dwellings, granaries, ritual sites, and assembly rooms that are strikingly sculptural and set into steep, hard-to-reach cliffs or located on the high plateau. Listed since 1989 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this centuries-old, traditional regional architecture is at the same time singularly functional, economical, ecological, aesthetic, and well-adapted to the climate.

This standard work on the adobe architecture and art of the Dogon is supported by years of research, and the new edition has been completely revised. Aerial photographs, drawings, countless ground plans, and essays on Dogon sculpture and masks enhance the scope of the volume. (French edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2800-3)

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