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Africa rising : fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa / edited by Robert Klanten [and three others] ; texts by Ben Barlow ; preface by Lauren Napier ; additional text by Johanna Macnaughtan ; essays by Katie de Klee [and six others].

Contributor(s): Klanten, Robert [editor.] | Barlow, Ben, 1974- [author.] | Napier, Lauren [writer of preface.] | Macnaughtan, Johanna [writer of supplementary textual content.] | Klee, Katie de [writer of supplementary textual content.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berlin : Gestalten, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 334 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783899556414; 3899556410.Other title: Fashion, design and lifestyle from Africa.Subject(s): Design -- Africa -- Pictorial works | Fashion -- Africa -- 21st century -- Pictorial works | Fashion design -- Africa -- 21st century -- Pictorial works | Costume design -- Africa -- 21st century -- Pictorial works | Architecture -- Africa -- 21st century -- Pictorial works | Tourism -- Africa | Africa -- Social life and customs -- 21st century | Africa -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | Africa -- Civilization -- 21st century | Africa -- Intellectual lifeDDC classification: 391.0096
Contents:
Preface -- Bold new voices: an exploration of practical product design in Africa. Sustainable luxuries; Celia-Hannes; Studio Hamed Ouattara; Yinka Ilori; Studio Propolis; Peter Mabeo; Stephen Burks; Le Ndomo; Porky Hefer; Hors Pistes: Amandine David & Marie Douel; Dokter and Misses; Southern Guild -- Sensitive structures: The Afropolitan future: Megacities, sustainability, and beyond. Adjaye Associates; Kunlé Adeyemi; BC architects & studies; Toshiko Mori Architect; MASS Design Group; Operndodrf Afrika; -- Tasteful encounters: Safaris, resorts, and outreach: African tourism today. Local Delights; Neighbourgoods Market; Babylonstoren; &Beyond-Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge; Singita Ebony & Boulders Lodges; Wilderness safaris-Segera Retreat; Kasbah du Toubkal; Emerson Spice Hotel; El Fenn; -- Beyond identity: Five scenes in the contemporary African art world. African studies; Marco Cianfanelli; Gonçalo Mabunda; Nobukho Nqaba: Umaskhenkethe Likhaya Lam; Chris Schwagga: The nature of identity; Anoek Steketee: Love Radio; Julia Gunther: Proud women of Africa; Cyrus Kabiru: C-Stunners; Tahir Carl Karmali: Jua Kali; Sereina Rothenberger & David Schatz: Hammer; Dirk Rees: Samburu warriors; Kip Omolade: Diova-diova; Pieter Hugo: Digging into reality; Wangechi Mutu: Fragments of identity; Cristina de Middel: Afro-nauts; -- Global threads. Returning the gaze: An exercise in rediscovery. The intersection of photography and music in Africa; Challenging labels; Jenevieve Lyons; AfroStyle Magazine: Borderless narratives enigmatic zones; Rich Mnisis: Ambiguous silhouettes; Florina Rothenberger: Patterns of the streets; Ikiré Jones: Sartorial justice; Héctor Mediavilla: The subversively elegant sapeurs; Marianne Fassler: Defined femininity; Lukhanyo Mdingi: Harmonic identities; The Nest Collective; Adriaan Kuiters; Aboubakar Fofana; Phyllis Galembo: Transforming traditions; Selly Raby Kane; Dent de Man: The material of memory; Bull Doff: Designing through time.
Summary: "A new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While colors, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly authentic pieces of African design."--back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

African fashion and design is colorful, unconventional, fresh, elegant, and self-confident. Africa Rising showcases the work of young creatives from the continent's vibrant metropolises.Africa's young, self-confident creative scene is attracting worldwide attention and its work is showing the continent in a new light. Its dynamic design and fashion, as well as the products of its other creative industries, constantly surprise with their unique combination of innovation and tradition. African design, like that of other regions, often reflects or acts as a catalyst for social and economic developments. Interdisciplinary artists such as Die Antwoord and Xander Ferreira have made names for themselves well beyond Africa's borders. Their work and that of their contemporaries redefines African creativity and calls stereotypes and clich#65533;s into question. Africa Rising is a compelling exploration of this scene's talented pioneers and their outstanding projects.

Includes index.

Preface -- Bold new voices: an exploration of practical product design in Africa. Sustainable luxuries; Celia-Hannes; Studio Hamed Ouattara; Yinka Ilori; Studio Propolis; Peter Mabeo; Stephen Burks; Le Ndomo; Porky Hefer; Hors Pistes: Amandine David & Marie Douel; Dokter and Misses; Southern Guild -- Sensitive structures: The Afropolitan future: Megacities, sustainability, and beyond. Adjaye Associates; Kunlé Adeyemi; BC architects & studies; Toshiko Mori Architect; MASS Design Group; Operndodrf Afrika; -- Tasteful encounters: Safaris, resorts, and outreach: African tourism today. Local Delights; Neighbourgoods Market; Babylonstoren; &Beyond-Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge; Singita Ebony & Boulders Lodges; Wilderness safaris-Segera Retreat; Kasbah du Toubkal; Emerson Spice Hotel; El Fenn; -- Beyond identity: Five scenes in the contemporary African art world. African studies; Marco Cianfanelli; Gonçalo Mabunda; Nobukho Nqaba: Umaskhenkethe Likhaya Lam; Chris Schwagga: The nature of identity; Anoek Steketee: Love Radio; Julia Gunther: Proud women of Africa; Cyrus Kabiru: C-Stunners; Tahir Carl Karmali: Jua Kali; Sereina Rothenberger & David Schatz: Hammer; Dirk Rees: Samburu warriors; Kip Omolade: Diova-diova; Pieter Hugo: Digging into reality; Wangechi Mutu: Fragments of identity; Cristina de Middel: Afro-nauts; -- Global threads. Returning the gaze: An exercise in rediscovery. The intersection of photography and music in Africa; Challenging labels; Jenevieve Lyons; AfroStyle Magazine: Borderless narratives enigmatic zones; Rich Mnisis: Ambiguous silhouettes; Florina Rothenberger: Patterns of the streets; Ikiré Jones: Sartorial justice; Héctor Mediavilla: The subversively elegant sapeurs; Marianne Fassler: Defined femininity; Lukhanyo Mdingi: Harmonic identities; The Nest Collective; Adriaan Kuiters; Aboubakar Fofana; Phyllis Galembo: Transforming traditions; Selly Raby Kane; Dent de Man: The material of memory; Bull Doff: Designing through time.

"A new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While colors, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly authentic pieces of African design."--back cover.

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