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.
Date Published :
January 2019
Publisher :
Historika
Language:
English
Illustration :
Richly illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9788712057505
Pages : 264
Dimensions : 10.8 X 9.7 inches
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$45.00

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.

About The Author
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Architect Ulla Lunn (B. 1954) Has Spent Many Years Researching The History Of The Virgin Islands Of The United States And Working To Provide Information About, And Encourage The Preservation Of, The Unique Architecture Of This Former Danish Colony, Which Was Sold To The United States In 1917 To Become The Virgin Islands Of The United States.

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