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Dark Space : Architecture, Representation, Black Identity (Paperback) (Mario Gooden)

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This collection of essays by architect Mario Gooden investigates the construction of African American identity and representation through the medium of architecture. These five texts move between history, theory, and criticism to explore a discourse of critical spatial practice engaged in the constant reshaping of the African Diaspora. African American cultural institutions designed and constructed in recent years often rely on cultural stereotypes, metaphors, and clichés to communicate significance, demonstrating "Africanisms" through form and symbolism--but there is a far richer and more complex heritage to be explored. Presented here is a series of questions that interrogate and illuminate other narratives of "African American architecture," and reveal compelling ways of translating the philosophical idea of the African Diaspora's experience into space.

Number of Pages: 137
Genre: Architecture
Sub-Genre: History / General, Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Mario Gooden
Language: English
Street Date: February 23, 2016
TCIN: 50099531
UPC: 9781941332139
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-1484
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