Mogadishu: Lost Moderns

Rashid Ali and Andrew Cross

Mogadishu: Lost Moderns

Rashid Ali and Andrew Cross

Distributed for Mosaic Rooms

112 pages | 58 color plates, 56 halftones | 11 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9789950313491 Published January 2017 For Sale in USA and Canada Only
The true story of a city is often best told through its architecture. The story of Mogadishu—frequently reduced to one of conflict and destruction—is beautifully revealed in Mogadishu: Lost Moderns. In this book, Somali-British architect Rashid Ali and British photographer Andrew Cross present a fresh and uncommon portrait of the Somalian city, revealing how its architecture has reshaped and defined it—from colonization to independence and from antiquity to modernism—as one of the most important cities in the Horn of Africa. Richly illustrated with both archival and specially commissioned photos of the city, this book highlights a Mogadishu never before seen—at least not quite like this.
 
Contents
Disappearing Cities
Omar Al-Qattan

The Making of a Modern Africa City
Rashid Ali

The Past for the Future — the Protection and Conservation of Somalia’s Historical Coastal Towns: The Case of Mogadishu
Mohamed Abdulkadir Ahmed

Timacade in Mog
Andrew Cross

Mogadishu, Pearl of the Indian Ocean
Cristina Ali Farah

Early Transformations
Present Conditions

 
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