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Title Caribbean style / by Suzanne Slesin ... [and others]
Published London : Thames and Hudson, 1985


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Description 290 pages : chiefly color illustrations, map, plans ; 26 cm
Contents Foreword / Jan Morris -- Introduction / Jack Berthelot and Martine Gaumé -- 1. The look of the Caribbean -- 2. Outside views -- 3. Island influences -- 4. Foreign influences -- 5. The plantation house -- 6. The town house -- 7. The popular house -- 8. The comtemporary house -- 9. The Caribbean garden
Summary "There are few visitors to the Caribbean who have not been entranced by the beauty and spirit of its tropical islands. In Caribbean Style, over 600 spectacular full-color photographs and an illuminating text re-create the houses, gardens, and lifestyle of this enchanting region. A trendsetting book that combines travel and design, Caribbean Style offers a previously unseen view of the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthélémy, Antigua, Nevis, Montserrat, Barbados, Haiti, and Jamaica. The book includes information on island vegetation and colors, plantation houses, town houses, popular houses, contemporary houses, and gardens. In addition, the Architectural Notebook provides plans and information on different types of houses on the various islands. These pages take you from plantation manor houses with gracious verandas that catch the mild, cooling winds to brightly painted native dwellings adorned with imaginative wood trim; from plantation-house gardens with rows of majestic palm trees and winding water canals left from earlier days to simple town-house gardens with bright patches of bougainvillaea's. Caribbean Style explodes with an intense profusion of images and colors. With this vivid portraid of the Caribbeau, you will almost feel the soft breezes, inhale the fragrance of tropical flowers, and luxuriate in the warmth of the sun." -- BOOK JACKET.07083-01-01
Notes Includes index
Originally published: New York : Clarkson N. Potter, 1985
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Architecture -- Caribbean Area -- Foreign influences.
Architecture, Domestic -- Caribbean Area -- Pictorial works.
Decoration and ornament -- Caribbean Area -- Themes, motives.
Dwellings -- Caribbean Area -- Pictorial works.
Interior decoration -- Caribbean Area -- Themes, motives.
Landscapes -- Caribbean Area -- Pictorial works.
Eclecticism in architecture -- Caribbean Area.
Vernacular architecture -- Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Author Slesin, Suzanne.
ISBN 0500234558
0500283613 (paperback)