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Architecture and Empire in Jamaica

by Louis P. Nelson
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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 313 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9780300211009
TB Code: 1905306
Availability: 187 in stock

Through Creole houses and merchant stores to sugar fields and boiling houses, Jamaica played a leading role in the formation of both the early modern Atlantic world and the British Empire. Architecture and Empire in Jamaica offers the first scholarly analysis of Jamaican architecture in the long 18th century, spanning roughly from the Port Royal earthquake of 1692 to Emancipation in 1838. In this richly illustrated study, which includes hundreds of the author’s own photographs and drawings, Louis P. Nelson examines surviving buildings and archival records to write a social history of architecture.