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About Edward Denison
Edward Denison is an independent writer and photographer, and teaches at The Bartlett, UCL. His books include (with Guang Yu Ren and Naigzy Gebremedhin) Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City (Merrell, 2003); McMorran & Whitby (RIBA, 2009); (with Guang Yu Ren) Building Shanghai: The Story of Shanghai's Gateway (Wiley, 2006), Modernism in China – Architectural Visions and Revolutions (Wiley, 2008), and The Life of the British Home: An Architectural History (Wiley, 2012)
Articles by Edward Denison
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A professional outing in west London finds Edward Denison detained as a terror suspect, and with a new sense of fear about his country.
The combined effects of dogmatic communism and rampant capitalism over the last fifty years have devastated much of China's unique architectural heritage. Edward Denison records in words and images the efforts to preserve what is left for future generations.
Five years after international arbitration over the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, the world remains dangerously indifferent to the still-unresolved issue, says Edward Denison.
The seizure of British diplomats near the unforgiving Ethiopia-Eritrea border has a bloody precedent, says Edward Denison.
Edward Denison, author of "Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City", reports on the architecture and politics of a nation on its knees.
"London good. Asmara bad." In four terse words, Semret had summed up the distilled histories of two disparate capital cities in unwittingly Orwellian tones. Few people have heard of Asmara. Indeed many have not heard of the country of which it is the capital city - Eritrea.
The Horn of Africa is on the brink of another devastating war. If it occurs, the blame will be widely shared, says Edward Denison.