fotojournalismus:

Nuba, Sudan
Kazuyoshi Nomachi

Mind-blowing 19th century oil paintings depicting elements of North African Islamic society by Austrian Jewish and French artists Ludwig Deutsch, Rudolf Ernst and Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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endilletante:


Le Soudan de Oswald Iten (textes et photographies), editions Silva, Zurich, 1979.
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Le Soudan de Oswald Iten (textes et photographies), editions Silva, Zurich, 1979.

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anachoretique:

Mityana Pilgrims’ Centre Shrine by Justus Dahinden (Uganda, 1988)

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diasporicroots:

African Mathematics

Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs.

The impact of African mathematics brought to the world the binary system which has brought about digital technology and circuitry.

In this very Interesting talk Ron Eglash talks about how Africans made use of fractals mathematics in their village design and how this knowledge governs African Design and Architecture to date. Thankfully African Fractals are being used by schools in Africa and America to better teach mathematics and understanding of the binary system.

See more here http://www.ccd.rpi.edu/Eglash/csdt/african.html

House music beats operate using fractals as well. Sacred Science

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ukpuru:


AWKA NIBO NISE. Compound of Agubalu Ebe. Two-storeyed tower.

— Zbigniew Dmochowski, Introduction to Nigerian Traditional Architecture: South Eastern Nigeria v. 3.
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ukpuru:

AWKA NIBO NISE. Compound of Agubalu Ebe. Two-storeyed tower.

— Zbigniew Dmochowski, Introduction to Nigerian Traditional Architecture: South Eastern Nigeria v. 3.

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Mbari house, Umowa town, Oratta Ibo, just completed, 1933.

— G. I. Jones
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ukpuru:

Mbari house, Umowa town, Oratta Ibo, just completed, 1933.

— G. I. Jones

ukpuru:


UMUATUGBONA. South elevation of Alum Ogbodo’s house [Notice pavement]

— Zbigniew Dmochowski, Introduction to Nigerian Traditional Architecture: South Eastern Nigeria v. 3.
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  • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FS3
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/20th
  • Focal Length: 5mm

ukpuru:

UMUATUGBONA. South elevation of Alum Ogbodo’s house [Notice pavement]

Zbigniew Dmochowski, Introduction to Nigerian Traditional Architecture: South Eastern Nigeria v. 3.