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Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean

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Better known for its sand and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings. As a region colonised by Spanish, French, British and Dutch settlers, its architecture reflects an unparalleled variety of colonial influences. Its buildings are also testimony to a history of slavery and constant immigration revealing the legacy of African, Asian, and North American styles and techniques. The wealth of the island's sugar plantations has left behind a tradition of 'great houses', while inter-European conflict can still be traced to many well-preserved forts and naval bases. Spanish cathedrals and convents, Dutch gabled warehouses, English country houses and French ironwork market buildings: all these have survived the perils of earthquakes and hurricanes.
Featuring over one thousand architectural sites across the region, this comprehensive guide describes churches, plantation houses, fortresses and ordinary homes. With a useful glossary of architectural terms and advice on what to look out for, it covers notable and interesting buildings in every island from the Bahamas down to Trinidad.
Illustrated with colour plates and line drawings, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean also traces the historical and economic developments which have created the regions unique Creole styles. As governments and conservation societies look to the increasing potential of 'heritage tourism', this wide-ranging book provides an invaluable guide for visitors and students of architecture.

Item details

Author(s):
Andrew Gravette
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1558762388
ISBN-13:
9781558762381
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Wiener (Markus) Publishing Inc.,U.S.
Title:
Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean

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Better known for its sand and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings. As a region colonised by Spanish, French, British and Dutch settlers, its architecture reflects an unparalleled variety of colonial influences. Its buildings are also testimony to a history of slavery and constant immigration revealing the legacy of African, Asian, and North American styles and techniques. The wealth of the island's sugar plantations has left behind a tradition of 'great houses', while inter-European conflict can still be traced to many well-preserved forts and naval bases. Spanish cathedrals and convents, Dutch gabled warehouses, English country houses and French ironwork market buildings: all these have survived the perils of earthquakes and hurricanes.
Featuring over one thousand architectural sites across the region, this comprehensive guide describes churches, plantation houses, fortresses and ordinary homes. With a useful glossary of architectural terms and advice on what to look out for, it covers notable and interesting buildings in every island from the Bahamas down to Trinidad.
Illustrated with colour plates and line drawings, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean also traces the historical and economic developments which have created the regions unique Creole styles. As governments and conservation societies look to the increasing potential of 'heritage tourism', this wide-ranging book provides an invaluable guide for visitors and students of architecture.

Author(s):
Andrew Gravette
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1558762388
ISBN-13:
9781558762381
Number of pages:
340
Publisher:
Wiener (Markus) Publishing Inc.,U.S.
Title:
Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean

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