Mogadishu: Lost Moderns
Distributed for Mosaic Rooms
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 not quite like this.