This a well-researched and beautifully presented study of the sculptural mud architecture of West Africa is stunning. These often beautiful buildings were designed and built by architects for kings and emperors, making the best of local materials and know-how.
Built in 1907, the Great Mosque of Djenne in Mali is one of the wonders of African Mud Architecture. With superb adaptation to local conditions, this is the world's largest mud structure. Contrary to popular opinion, its design and construction method was locall developed and preceeded the Sahelian region's advance of Islam.