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From cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa steven nelson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the kind of extraordinary domed house constructed by chad and cameroons mousgoum peoples has long held sway over the western imagination in factthe book from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa steven nelson is published by university of chicago press the book from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa steven nelson is published by university of chicago presssteven nelsons from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa is a beautifully written work based on the authors fieldwork in africa in 1995 this review will focus on the modernist implications of the book since few commentators have highlighted the works contributions toward the postcolonial understanding of african architecture 1the kind of extraordinary domed house constructed by chad and cameroons mousgoum peoples has long held sway over the western imagination in fact as steven nelson shows here this prototypical beehive shaped structure known as the teleukhas been cast as everything from a sign of authenticity to a tourist destination to a perfect fusion of form and function in an unselfconscious culturesteven nelson from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa chicago and london university of chicago press 2007 247 pp 9 color and 100 bw illus 50 cloth isbn 978026571836 large freestanding parabolic domes built of locally procured clay with a single arched entry on one side and a small oculus at the apex were once ubiquitous in the villages of the

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