Great Escape: The Caribbean, by the Book

A new tome by designer and architect Hermes Mallea explores the origins and heyday of the Caribbean fantasy vacation.

© ESCAPE: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour by Hermes Mallea, Rizzoli New York , 2014
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A Glimpse at the Book’s Back Cover

“My book is about the idealized image we have of the Caribbean and how that came to be. Magazines, in this case National Geographic, were very much responsible for creating our picture of an idyllic paradise, where once we saw backwater. This sums up the idea of Escape.” —Hermes Mallea