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Dark Space : Architecture, Representation, Black Identity
by Mario Gooden


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 cliches 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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781941332139
  • ISBN-10: 1941332137
  • Publisher: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
  • Publish Date: February 2016
  • Page Count: 128
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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