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MANIKIN: The Art and Architecture of Anthony C Lewis
MANIKIN: The Art and Architecture of Anthony C Lewis
Edited by Geoffrey Maclean and Brian Lewis
Texts by Anthony C. Lewis, Geoffrey Maclean, Brian Lewis and Gerry Lewis
About the Book :

In 2009, acla:works published MANIKIN: The Art and Architecture of Anthony C. Lewis – a book on the life and work of Tony Lewis, our firm’s founding father and the first Trinidad-born architect to set up practice locally. It was a lengthy and intense process: we had to edit down Tony’s extensive oeuvre and, even today, are still discovering projects we hadn’t known existed.

Although publishing the book proved labour- and time-intensive, we are happy to have made this important contribution towards documenting not just our beginning, but the foundation of modern architecture in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean. ACLA Works Architect Book
"Compiled largely from a manuscript written by Lewis himself before his death in 2008...[Manikin] is an exquisitely produced cornucopia of photos, family history, ground plans, blueprints and paintings.

It is a timely document recording a seminal period in the development of indigenous architecture—which is currently being metamorphosed into a 2020 skyscape.
”– Simon Lee,

More Comments and Reviews:

“New book cherishes Trinidad’s modernity”, Trinidad Guardian, Dec. 8, 2009. 
BC Pires, "A Manikin for all seasons" T&T Review, Jan. 4, 2010, p.16
View additional information about Manikin on our website.
Published by acla:works
Distributed by Lexicon Trinidad Limited
ISBN 978-0-578-03874-2
Hardcover, 10 x 10 in.
220 pgs. / 350 illustrations
Nov. 2009
Available at bookstores throughout Trinidad & Tobago

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