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by Guang Yu Ren,Naigzy Gebremedhin,Edward Denison

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Guang Yu Ren,Naigzy Gebremedhin,Edward Denison
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Merrell Pub Ltd (October 1, 2003)
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Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren are heritage consultants with broad international experience Naigzy Gebremedhin, one of Africa's most experienced and highly.

Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren are heritage consultants with broad international experience. They have spent more than five years working to identify, preserve and publicize the cultural assets of Eritrea. Naigzy Gebremedhin, one of Africa's most experienced and highly regarded consultants in the fields of architecture, engineering and the environment, was formerly Director of Eritrea's Cultural Assets Rehabilitation Programme.

by Edward Denison, Naigzy Gebremedhin, Guang Yu Re. Written by experts with extensive first-hand knowledge of the city's architectural heritage, this is the first book to be published on the architecture of Asmara

Written by experts with extensive first-hand knowledge of the city's architectural heritage, this is the first book to be published on the architecture of Asmara. It contains new photography and an extraordinary range of previously unpublished archival material, including original plans and drawings.

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His books include (with Guang Yu Ren and Naigzy Gebremedhin) Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City (Merrell . Written by: Edward Denison All articles by Edward Denison. Local councils will be deciding how to cope with debilitating cuts to their budgets in the coming weeks

His books include (with Guang Yu Ren and Naigzy Gebremedhin) Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City (Merrell, 2003); McMorran & Whitby (RIBA, 2009); (with Guang Yu Ren) Building Shanghai: The Story of Shanghai's Gateway (Wiley, 2006), Modernism in China – Architectural Visions and Revolutions (Wiley, 2008), and The Life of the British Home: An Architectural History. Local councils will be deciding how to cope with debilitating cuts to their budgets in the coming weeks

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  • I spent my formative years living in Asmara, and was interested in reading about all the wonderful buildings in town. The writers did a good job gathering up all the tidbits of information. Asmara is a town that has changed little over the years, but one thing that has completely changed from my childhood years is the street names. I knew names such as Queen Elizabeth Blvd and Haile Selassie Avenue, but these names are long gone, Because of that I would have been lost trying to figure out the location of the buildings if the authors had not thought to include the old street name and current street names. I also loved having the blueprints available, plus original photos and current photos that detail any changes to the structure over the years. My one complaint is related to the maps. It is probably no the authors fault, but the old maps they included are all but unreadable. They were probably reproduced as well as they could be, but that doesn't help us trying to decipher what they say. I am tempted to say it might have been better without the old maps that a person can't read. The new map was helpful.

  • I spent seven years living and working in Asmara and was fascinated by its architecture. To compliment Asmara the city, are its citizens, the Asmarinos-friendly, dedicated, hardworking and very proud.

    Looking through the pages of this book brought back great memories of my time in Asmara. I was able to view the dedicated work of the Cultural Assets Rehabilitation Project (CARP) in the inner, historical quarter of the city. To see these old buildings come back to life was a joy to behold; especially the devotion to restoring the buildings authentically.

    Anyone who has visited this timeless city will be captivated by the journey through the pages of this book. Originally aimed at people in the architectural business, the book reaches out to any reader with its photographic portrayal of one of the world's unique cities.

    An extremely well researched and written book; the authors have devoted a great deal of time into their research with getting every aspect of Asmara's development history correct. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and commend it to anyone who has ever visited Asmara. Ane Asmara yefetwa eyee.

  • I would like to add how important a text this is to the literature on fascist aesthetics.

    With the institutionalization of genocide studies, the development of curriculum on the powerful ideas of modernity, national myth, the power of a carefully-developed aesthetic for propaganda, spectacle, crowd control to inspire people to buy into a modernist national myth becomes imperative.

    Frederic Spotts, in "Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics", pinned down the long-rumored connection between fascist aesthetics and rock concerts. He documented the fact that David Bowie and Mick Jagger both spent hours watching Leni Riefenstahl's masterpiece of Hitler propaganda, "Triumph of the Will". The thought of Jagger and Bowie as manipulators of a fascist aesthetic rather than the alleged revolution they've been singing about all these years should give every fan of rock concert production food for thought. Under my thumb, girl. There's a PhD. thesis to be written comparing rock concert production effects with those carefully laid out by Albert Speer for the Nuremberg rally, which is the subject of Riefenstahl's movie.

    Asmara was Mussolini's planned city, his expression of modernism in his newly-acquired African colony. It is a most beautiful city, and takes its place with the publication of this excellent book as perhaps the most ambitious expression of the totalitarian ethic. Compared to Soviet modernism or Hitler kitsch, Asmara stands for Italian superiority in architecture unchanged since the Romans.

    As a planned city for Africa, Asmara is also a major site for post-colonial or subaltern studies. How Italian fascism was to educate, control and colonize Africans with the beauty of Asmara was a message consciously implanted in every cantilevered roof and enlightened street grid by the fascists. So this book takes its stand with two other revolutionary studies of colonial and post-colonial architecture, Okwui Enwezor's "The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa", which documents architectural plans for European planned cities in Africa, and, "The Politics of Design in French Colonial Architecture" by Gwendolyn Wright. The idea that modernity itself is a thrusting, crushing colonial -- and in the case of Asmara, fascist -- power is a message this beautiful book, this beautiful city, and the beauty of Africa on her own, gives, unforgettably.

  • I loved this book. I have been in Asmara and have my own photos, but I go to this book when I want to show others what the city looks like. This copy I gave to a woman who grew up in Asmara. She was delighted. Now she can show her children and grandchildren.

  • I loved it. It illustrated in details the beauty of Eritrea. Kudos to Edward Denison.

  • Very satisfied.

  • Excellent job by the photographers and the historian. I love the cover page fantastic gives what to expect inside.
    Thank you guys for your contribution it is my hard copy Asmara Architectural museum now!

  • I was astonished when I realised that I could find a book concerning such an ultra focused topic for a very small country as Eritrea.