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Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture Hardcover – September 22, 2009
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"The photographs are glorious... this makes an excellent coffee-table book..." ~Caribbean Beat
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Dr. Connors has done a terrific job researching the properties, many of which have deteriorated due to neglect and absentee owners over time.
You will definitely have a new appreciation for the colonial era and the importance of maintaining the remaining structures for future generations to view and learn more about.
The photography is fabulous!
The chapters are arranged, rather uniquely, by colonial backgrounds and their corresponding styles. The Spanish, English, Dutch, French, and Danish all had different historical roles in the region, and all left distinct stylistic elements on the domestic structures they influenced. The houses are highly stylized examples, and reveal sophisticated mastery of classical technique.
A kaleidoscope of vivid color, the Caribbean is a melting pot like no other on Earth. Brilliantly captured, the interior and exterior photography here is stunning. The related text for each site is rich with both architectural and historical contexts. There are no floor plans, elevations, or other architectural devices, but this is a book that works as well as a reference work for an architectural historian as it does a coffee table browse.
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An interesting book about the old plantation houses of the Caribbean, with beautiful photo's.Published 1 month ago by David
A leisurely stroll through the manor houses of the colonial period. Brief historical sketches of the islands, and well photographed interior shots of these treasures. Read morePublished on March 3, 2014 by Percy Lovetonsil
I have wanted this book for years and Amazon had it! I will want more books on the Caribbean islands.Published on December 6, 2013 by Hannah Dinkel
Cuba is so far away. I'm totally ignorant of Cuba other than Fidel Castro. So this book is trully enlightening eventhough its slant is mainly about Cuban furniture. Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by Oliver tang
I have all of Michael Connors Caribbean Books. This one is fabulous! The historical accounts, photographs and attention to detail are superb. Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Discover