The mud architecture of West Africa in a spectacular variety of forms.
[Butabu. West African Mud Architecture] A journey along the River Niger between the imposing mosques of Sahel: from Mali to Niger, Nigeria and Benin, and then overland to Burkina, Togo and finally Ghana.
Houses, public places, barns, mosques: a spectacular variety of forms that have been shaped from earth by the hands of man for centuries.
The volume opens with an essay by Suzanne Preston Blier who presents a panorama of the many ethnic groups who coexist in these regions and share a strong mystic feeling for the earth as a universal value.