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Mon 10.15.2012

Oculus Book Talk: David Adjaye, African Metropolitan Architecture


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, ARCHTOBER 15

Where: At The Center   

David Adjaye will present his book African Metropolitan Architecture.

Internationally renowned for his distinguished buildings David Adjaye was raised and educated in London but born in Tanzania, and he has derived great inspiration for his work from Africa. This book is the culmination of a personal quest; a decade-long project to document the built environment of every major African city.

Adjaye has photographed thousands of structures and places, letting each image speak for itself. Fifty-two cities are featured, arranged by terrain and region, including: the Maghreb, the Sahel, Savannah and Grassland, Mountain and Highveld, Desert, and Forest. Each is presented with a concise urban history, fact file, maps, and satellite imagery along with the photographs and essays by leading scholars and critics.

David Adjaye is a critically acclaimed architect based in London. He is currently working on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. His recent works include the Moscow School of Management (SKOLKOVO) and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver.

Free for AIA members and students - RSVP using the form to the right 
$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160

About Oculus Book Talks

Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.

2012 Book Talk Series:

Monday, January 9, 2012: Grahame Shane, Urban Design Since 1945
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Charles Bloszies, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations
Monday, March 12, 2012: Guy Gugliotta, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Alexandra Lange, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Monday, April 30, 2012: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects
Monday, June 11, 2012: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders, Groundwork
Monday, July 9, 2012: John Hill, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Monday, August 13, 2012: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2012: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Monday, October 15, 2012: David Adjaye, African Metropolitan Architecture
Monday, November 12, 2012: Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Monday, December 10, 2012: Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller Present Ezra Stoller, Photographer

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012. 


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