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From cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa steven nelson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the kind of extraordinary domed house constructed by chad and cameroons mousgoum peoples has long held sway over the western imagination in factthe book from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa steven nelson is published by university of chicago pressthe kind of extraordinary domed house constructed by chad and cameroons mousgoum peoples has long held sway over the western imagination in fact as steven nelson shows here this prototypical beehive shaped structure known as the teleukhas been cast as everything from a sign of authenticity to a tourist destination to a perfect fusion of form and function in an unselfconscious culturesteven nelsons from cameroon to paris mousgoum architecture in and out of africa is a beautifully written work based on the authors fieldwork in africa in 1995 this review will focus on the modernist implications of the book since few commentators have highlighted the works contributions toward the postcolonial understanding of african architecture 1in this study of the widely disseminated inscriptions of an african architectural form the distinctive mousgoum teleuk or dome shaped house of the end page 213 cameroon chad border area steven nelson speaks in three distinct voices the introduction and chapter 2 are framed as an informal travelogue the author laments that an approach based on the observation that one of these things is

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