On October 18, 2010, at 5:30pm, Rizzoli Bookstore will host author and West Indian decorative arts scholar Michael Connors, who will discuss his new book British West Indies Style: Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados and Beyond (October 2010). Rizzoli Bookstore is located at 31 West 57th in New York.
Book description: British West Indies Style is a lavish account of the interiors, architecture, and lifestyle of the English colonial great houses and historic town houses in the Caribbean—from the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Kitts, Antigua, Barbados, and others, to the less-traveled islands such as Bequia and Mustique. Close to fifty private homes are featured, with unique collections of antique, indigenous, and colonial furniture: a southern plantation style scaled and refreshingly adapted to the airy, sunny climate of the Windward and Leeward Islands.
Michael Connors received his Ph.D. in Decorative Arts from New York University where he also teaches. An expert in West Indies antiques, he is a contributor to numerous publications including Art & Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, and The Magazine Antiques. He has written many books, including Caribbean Houses: History, Style, and Architecture (Rizzoli, 2009).