James Conlon:
Mali and Yemen Sites and Architecture


Buqshan family villa, stairway between structures; Wadi Du'an, Yemen; Image provided by James Conlon, 2008ARTstor has collaborated with James Conlon to share approximately 800 contemporary photographs depicting architecture and cultural sites and objects in Mali and Yemen. While geographically distant, Mali and Yemen share a tradition of earthen architecture, a common faith, and a rich history of cross-cultural interaction. Conlon's photography concentrates on two cities, Djenné in Mali and Tarim in Yemen, which illustrate these commonalities. The collection will also include documentation of Mopti, Bamako, Segou, and the Dogon Region in Mali, as well as many other cities, monuments, and sites in Yemen's Hadramaut Valley.

James Conlon was formerly the Director of the Visual Media Center in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Conlon's work as an architectural conservator and educational technologist centers on social history and heritage preservation, particularly the use of new media to facilitate interpretation and conservation of the built environment. QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas shot by the Visual Media Center are already available in ARTstor as part of the QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (Columbia University) collection.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 871
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms "james conlon mali"
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/conlon

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: April 14, 2010

Image Credits

Buqshan family villa, stairway between structures; Wadi Du'an, Yemen; Image provided by James Conlon, 2008

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