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Caribbean Style

Slesin, Suzanne, et al.

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ISBN 10: 0517556111 / ISBN 13: 9780517556115
Published by New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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290 p. An exuberantly beautiful book on Caribbean architecture and home décor, with 600 full-color photos, descriptive text, section of architectural plans, index, fabulous endpapers and front pages. Hot pink cloth cover, near fine (one tiny nick); dust jacket near fine (one little chip); 10 1/4" square. Bookseller Inventory # 2426SS

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Title: Caribbean Style

Publisher: New York: Clarkson N. Potter

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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An exquisitely photographed celebration of the designs and lifestyles of the sun-drenched islands. More than 600 full-color photographs.

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Part photo essay, part design survey, Caribbean Style offers cover-to-cover color photos (more than 600 in all) of the landscapes, facades, and interiors of the alluring Antilles, a region "at once showy and down-to-earth." Visit the regal plantation manors, the elegant town houses, the nicely appointed vacation homes, the proudly painted homes of the populace, and the omnipresent gardens of nine beautiful Caribbean islands. The very notion of a unified Caribbean style would seem to be impossible in this realm of separate island worlds, yet the diversity is rooted in a common Creole heritage, resulting in a fascinating vernacular architecture that tells the story of life--both past and present--in the West Indies. --Amy Handy

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