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Bailey, Gauvin

Der Palast von Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti - Das vergessene Potsdam im Regenwald

The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti - The Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest

Ed. by Pfisterer, Ulrich

DEUTSCHER KUNSTVERLAG

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    Paperback
    Publication Date:
    January 2018
    ISBN
    978-3-422-07466-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    One of the most mysterious buildings in the Western hemisphere, King Henri Christophe’s lavish neoclassical palace in the rain forest, enthrones the small Haitian town of Milot. Begun less than a decade after the Haitian Revolution for independence (1804) by the first black African king in the Americas, this massive monument was built to showcase Haiti’s power and self-confidence.

    Despite its status as UNESCO World Heritage and a tourist attraction, the unusual building has never before been the subject of a study. On the basis of unpublished archival sources and exact photographic documentation, this book is the first to publish detailed information about the genesis this extraordinary architecture and the story of its builder.

    Details

    21.0 x 12.5 cm
    200 pages
    Language:
    English, German
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    Reviews

    "This short book is as fascinating as it is original. [...] Gauvin Alexander Bailey has served his subject wonderfully well. By dint of painstaking research, his meticulous scholarship has stripped away the many layers of myth, exaggeration and downright falsehood that accreted around King Henry’s life and times. [...] A very good impression of what remains of the academy of Sans-Souci, and also of the Citadelle and other contemporary buildings, can be gained from the 30 high-quality and well-chosen illustrations that adorn this beautifully produced book."
    Tim Blanning in: The Art Newspaper 10.08.2018 https://www.theartnewspaper.com/review/frederick-the-great-and-the-royals-bonbons

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