Architecture and Empire in Jamaica
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Nelson begins with an overview of the architecture of the West African slave trade then moves to chapters framed around types of buildings and landscapes, including the Jamaican plantation landscape and fortified houses to the architecture of free blacks. He concludes with a consideration of Jamaican architecture in Britain. By connecting the architecture of the Caribbean first to West Africa and then to Britain, Nelson traces the flow of capital and makes explicit the material, economic, and political networks around the Atlantic.
Won an Honorable Mention in the Architecture & Urban Planning category for the 2017 American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence (PROSE).~PROSE, PROSE
Winner of the 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize given by the Foundation for Landscape Studies.~John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize, Foundation for Landscape Studies
Winner of the 2017 Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize given by the Vernacular Architecture Forum.~Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, Vernacular Architecture Forum