The true story of a city is often best told through its architecture. The story of Mogadishu--frequently reduced to one of conflict and destruction--is beautifully revealed in Mogadishu: Lost Moderns. In this book, Somali-British architect Rashid Ali and British photographer Andrew Cross present a fresh and uncommon portrait of the Somalian city, revealing how its architecture has reshaped and defined it--from colonization to independence and from antiquity to modernism--as one of the most important cities in the Horn of Africa. Richly illustrated with both archival and specially commissioned photos of the city, this book highlights a Mogadishu never before seen--at least t quite like this.
Rashid Ali is a lecturer in architecture and urbanism at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture. Andrew Cross is associate lecturer in photography at Southampton Solent University.