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Reveals the elegant lifestyle, homes, furniture, and decor of the French, Dutch, Spanish, English, and Danish islands of the Caribbean, bringing together lavish photos of such subjects as Martinique armoires, cupboards from the Spanish Antilles, and English settees.

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Connors, a West Indian decorative arts scholar, presents a comprehensive guide to the development of West Indian furniture and its makers during the colonial era. Detailing the historical and sociological influences at play, he shows how each island''s furniture began by reflecting the styles of the various ruling countries (England, Holland, Spain, Denmark, or France) and later evolved into a uniquely Caribbean style as the islands'' furniture makers, who were primarily African slaves, began to develop their skills and incorporate African decorative motifs into their designs. Use of the islands'' hardwoods, such as mahogany, and the prevalence of items best suited to the climate, such as caned rockers, four-poster beds, and armoires, further defined the style. Numerous color photographs show the furniture in historic buildings. Connors''s book is highly recommended for academic, professional, and large interior design collections.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Excellent quality
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
Really enjoying this book for island history and design ideas.
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heliconia
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Another gem by Connors
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2014
A book that will do any coffee table proud. Bruce Buck''s photographs are stunning and show interiors of some of the older, larger houses of the Caribbean.
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sburton
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Great book of historic/traditional style.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2016
Great book, well researched and great photos. You should know that the book is entirely devoted to historic style, i.e., pre 1900. So if you are looking for a book about modern Caribbean style, this is not for you.
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Great graphics
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2014
I love the Caribbean style of decor so I found the book filled with inspirational pictures of beautiful homes. I wish I could find (and afford) some of the beautiful pieces pictured in the graphics!
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V. Petersen
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Moderately interesting
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2005
This book had some interesting facts, but as an interior designer who was looking for inspirational pictures for room designs I thought it had moderate value.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2014
love it
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Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2003
As a writer, I was impressed by the quality of the prose, and as a researcher, I appreciated the wealth of information Connors has managed to succinctly convey to give readers a good understanding of the history and other forces shaping this stunning style of furniture. To... See more
As a writer, I was impressed by the quality of the prose, and as a researcher, I appreciated the wealth of information Connors has managed to succinctly convey to give readers a good understanding of the history and other forces shaping this stunning style of furniture. To top off the intellectual feast, we get delicious and evocative photographs which make us feel we are actually there in these beautiful homes on the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean.
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C.C. Harrington
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Tasteful Richness of Design!
Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2003
Caribbean Elegance, how the title is only the tip of what lies between the cover as it is such a wonderful book to always have at hands reach for small mind vacations after a long day of work! The author has done a fantastic job of educating one about the Caribbean... See more
Caribbean Elegance, how the title is only the tip of what lies between the cover as it is such a wonderful book to always have at hands reach for small mind vacations after a long day of work! The author has done a fantastic job of educating one about the Caribbean islands'' history as well as the furniture. It is the only book that lives on my coffee table, and every person that visits is sure to pick it up and become so mesmerized by the writing and captivated by the photographs! It is impossible to not fall madly in love with this amazing find of a book! It is so easy to read be it that the author is obviously passionate about his work, as he leaves the reader feeling the island warmth from his detailed writings of Caribbean history. The photographs are so well placed, and beautiful! What a tasteful, well written, and charming book! Well done!! One must be careful though, as you will be sure to want your house filled with Caribbean antiques as I am now doing!
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