...hauntingly beautiful. -- Icon, March 2004
...the dun, buff and biege of BUTABU...is a revelation. -- New York Newsday, November 11, 2003
A beautiful and finely printed book...It is a handsome and scholarly addition to the literature on adobe architecture. -- The Irish Catholic, 10/27/05
James Morris easily takes the palm for the year's most haunting architectural images...breathtaking. -- The New York Times Book Review, December 7, 2003
James's photographs map out that rare experience, a journey into entirely unknown architectural territory. -- The World of Interiors, December 2003
This might be the most important book on vernacular architecture since Bernard Rudofsky's 1964 Architecture Without Architects. -- The Architects Newspaper, December 8, 2003
About the Author
Suzanne Preston Blier is Professor of African Art and Architecture, Harvard University.
James Morris is an architectural photographer who founded Axiom Photographic Agency in London.