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From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa

From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa

From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum Architecture In and Out of Africa

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Nelson, Steven

Cl. Chicago, 2007

Book ID: 73276

The kind of extraordinary domed house constructed by Chad and Cameroons Mousgoum peoples has long held sway over the Western imagination. This prototypical beehive-shaped structure known as the teleuk has been cast as everything from a sign of authenticity to a tourist destination to a perfect fusion of form and function in an unselfconscious culture. This multifaceted history of the teleuk, thought of by the Mousgoum themselves as a three-dimensional symbol of their culture, charts how a singular buildings meaning has the capacity to change over time and in different places.

304 pp., 8 color illus, 101 halftones.