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Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean

An A-Z of Historic Buildings

by A. G. Gravette

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Published by Markus Wiener Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture,
  • Historic buildings,
  • Criticism,
  • Caribbean Area

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9599885M
    ISBN 101558762388
    ISBN 109781558762381

    Add your comments about Barbados architecture and interior design. Efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information published, however AXSES Systems Caribbean cannot be held responsible for any errors. You are encouraged to seek guidance from official sources such as your airline, cruise ship, and government offices.   Spanish settlers in Florida and the American Southwest brought a rich heritage of architectural traditions and combined them with ideas borrowed from Hopi and Pueblo Indians. Modern day "Spanish" style homes tend to be Mediterranean in flavor, incorporating details from Italy, Portugal, Africa, Greece, and other countries.

    The term Caribbean culture summarises the artistic, musical, literary, culinary, political and social elements that are representative of Caribbean people all over the world. The Caribbean's culture has historically been influenced by that of African, Amerindian, Indian And European traditions.. As a collection of settler nations, the contemporary Caribbean has been shaped by waves of.   But a tour of Trinidad’s architectural heritage offers a fascinating insight into the island’s history Joshua Surtees Mon 16 Feb EST Last modified on Thu 19 Feb ESTAuthor: Joshua Surtees.

    Caribbean () is an historical novel written by James A. Michener, which describes and explores the history of the Caribbean region from the pre-Columbian period of the native Arawak tribes until about The author mixes fact and fiction, as he notes in the foreword. For example, the story about the island of All Saints is purely fictional, though the book's map shows it as an island Author: James Michener. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Historic Architecture of the Caribbean. David Buisseret. Pearson Education, Limited, - Architecture - 93 pages. 0 Reviews.


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Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean by A. G. Gravette Download PDF EPUB FB2

Illustrated with color plates and line drawings, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean also traces the historical and economic developments which have created the region's 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/5(5).

Illustrated with color plates and line drawings, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean also traces the historical and economic developments which have created the region's 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 by: 9. The text neither contradicts not adds anything new to Gosner's book or Buissert's Historic Architecture of the Caribbean (, Heinemann Educational Books) or Crane's Historic Architecture of the Caribbean Islands (, Univ.

of Florida Press). The photography is better in the later two books /5(5). : Architectural Heritage Of The Caribbean: An A-z Of Historic Buildings (): Gravette, A. G., Grosner, Pamela: Books/5(5).

Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean: An A-Z of Historic Buildings Gravette, Andrew Better known for its land and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings.

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 African styles and techniques.

Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean: An A-Z of Historic Buildings has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun Shop the All. In this abundantly illustrated book, Edward Crain records the rich architectural heritage of the sixteen Caribbean islands.

Hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs, most taken by the author, show in detail structures with arresting visual appeal and lasting historic value. 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. Architectural heritage of the Caribbean: an A-Z of historic buildings.

[A G Gravette] -- "Better-known for its sand and sea, the Caribbean is also home to a wealth of historic buildings. As a region colonized by Spanish, French, British and Dutch settlers, its architecture reflects an. A number of books have been written about the architecture of various indi- they are an important part of the West Indies and share an architectural heritage with the islands of the Caribbean.) sition to a more appropriate Caribbean architecture in some instances, many.

V.S. Naipaul may be a Caribbean author but his A Bend in the River is not set in the Caribbean, as it's set in Africa (the Congo). It has been removed, as it doesn't match the description of this list ("For fiction and poetry about or set in the Caribbean").

Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture Written by Michael Connors. Caribbean Houses is a lavishly illustrated account of the development of historically significant houses in the West Indies. Author Michael Connors, a West Indian decorative arts scholar, examines venerable houses that remain as a testimony to the rich history and vibrant lifestyle that was, and continues to be, an important part of Caribbean culture.

Get this from a library. Caribbean heritage: architecture of the islands. [Robert Douglas]. UNESCO» Culture» World Heritage Centre» Publications» Publications Publications A wide range of World Heritage publications, from periodicals to brochures and information kits, books, manuals, reports, and a map of World Heritage sites are available in.

Buy Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean, Oxfam, Andrew Gravette,A wide range of environmental factors has influenced architecture in the Caribbean Islands, and these factors differ from island to island, as well as on individual islands.

There is to be found within this area the complete range of physical land characteristics--mountains, volcanoes, flatlands, forests, deserts, and so. From the s until the s, Jamaican Georgian architecture was the most popular style in the country. It combined the elegance of British Georgian architecture with functional objectives appropriate to tropical climate; built to withstand heat, earthquakes, humidity, hurricanes, and : Sarine Arslanian.

Book Description. Winner of the Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians.

In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

My library. European colonisation of the Caribbean left a rich architectural heritage. Of the English speaking Caribbean, Barbados is perhaps the most fortunate in its profusion of old buildings of all types.

These are chiefly late Georgian or Victorian, but include a significant number of earlier structures, including, astonishingly, at least eight major seventeenth century houses and several from around This is a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Caribbean.

The Netherlands through Curaçao has been included here as part of North America because the island is situated in the Caribbean. Also, although not in the Caribbean, the islands of Bermuda are also included.This was an important book for my research into Caribbean archaeology: a collection of dispatches, reports from the archaeologists working now on the ground in a part of the world that hurricanes try to erase each year, where development is difficult to contain, preservation efforts are frequently hollow, and the inhabitants are often ambivalent about history/5.