20 juli 2009

Modernism in Africa....

Asmara, Eritrea, Fiat Tagliero Building by Giuseppe Pettazzi,1938
"As Peter Cachola-Schmal, director of the Deutsches Architektur Museum (DAM) hosting the exhibition Asmara: Afrikas heimliche Hauptstadt der Moderne in Frankfurt rather cynically remarks in his foreword to Asmara: The frozen City: "poverty is the best conservation tool".
Krakow and Havana are two other examples of the relation between lacks of money, and preservation of the built heritage....

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