When Architecture Tells the Story of the Virgin Islands of the United States

Ulla Lunn

A magnificent, richly illustrated large-format work on the Virgin Islands of the United States. The book takes as its point of departure the buildings and monuments of the former Danish West Indies but also presents the landscapes, people, and history of the islands from the last decades of the seventeenth century until today.
Publication date:
March 2021
Publisher :
Gad Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
Richly illustrated
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9788712057505

Dimensions : 275 X 247 mm
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£35.00

Overview
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A magnificent, richly illustrated large-format work on the Virgin Islands of the United States. The book takes as its point of departure the buildings and monuments of the former Danish West Indies but also presents the landscapes, people, and history of the islands from the last decades of the seventeenth century until today. Specifically, the book tells the stories of selected sites where typical architecture can be seen, sites that are important points of access to the history of the Danish West Indies and the people who created that history: the masons who built the forts, the architects behind the design of cities and schools, the mapmakers, the officials of the Danish West India-Guinea Company and the Danish state, the plantation owners, the enslaved workers, the free colored artisans, and others.