Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2016

232 Pages | 60 Illustrations, black & white

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719099359

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French colonial Dakar

The morphogenesis of an African regional capital

Liora Bigon
Foreword by Xavier Ricou

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Contributes towards a more nuanced understanding of the European city beyond Europe by combining area studies with planning and architectural history studies
  • Traces the creation of Dakar, a prominent West African city, as a constantly generative process, negotiated upon various players DS autochthonous, expatriates and other mediating agencies
  • Highlights the role of cultural processes in shaping the urban form by using a rich variety of primary and secondary sources, visual evidence and work in situ
  • Transforms the discussion of planning and architectural expressions in colonial Dakar into an almost ethnographic exercise