Books : The Architecture of Demas Nwoko

"Demas Nwoko (born 1935) is a Nigerian artist, protean designer and architect. As an artist, he strives to incorporate modern techniques in architecture and stage design to enunciate the African subject matters in most of his works. In the 1960s, he was a member of the Mbari club of Ibadan, a committee of burgeoning Nigerian and foreign artists. He was also a lecturer at the University of Ibadan. In the 1970s, he was the publisher of the now defunct New Culture magazine.

Nwoko, sees design as an ingenuous activity that carries with it a focus on social responsibility for positive influences in the environment and culture of the society."
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This exciting and beautifully presented publication is now available directly from the publishers KACHIFO.

About the Authors:

John Godwin and Gillian Hopwood were born in the United Kingdom in 1928 and 1927 respectively and studied architecture at the Architectural Association School in London. They came to Nigeria in 1954 and started their own practice because they felt strongly that any development of architecture by them should be domiciled in a country of its origin. They have remained in the country of their adoption where thier practice grew to cover most regions with many buildings to their credit.

Both John and Jill have written and lectured in Nigeria and overseas and feel privileged to play their own part in Nigerian society through membership of several societies and voluntary organisations. Both are fellows of the Nigerian Institute of Architects and Jill was elected president of Soroptomist International of Nigeria in 1992. John Godwain was made a professor in the University of Lagos where he continues to teach part time.