The Havana Guide
Modern Architecture 1925-1965
Publication date 7/1/2000
5.5 x 9 inches (14.0 x 22.9 cm), Paperback
288 pages, 16 color illustrations, 270 b/w illustrations
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While Havana's colonial mansions have recently received worldwide attention, the immense wealth of modern architecture in Cuba has long been neglected. The first half of the twentieth century was a culturally rich era for Cuba, a time in which the architects of the Modern Movement sought to define an identity for this Caribbean nation. The Havana Guide is the first book to recognize the enormous importance of Cuba's modern architecture. It features over 200 structures, including hotels, churches, theaters, social clubs, and private residences. Street maps for all neighborhoods as well as archival and contemporary photographs supplement the texts. Also included is a history of modern architecture in Cuba. This is an essential source book of modern architecture for travelers and architects alike.
Eduardo Luis Rodriguez is the director of Cuba's architectural journal, Revista Arquitectura.
Eduardo Luis Rodriguez Eduardo Luis Rodriguez is the director of Cuba's architectural journal, Revista Arquitectura.
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"[This] guidebook to the notable modernist buildings constructed between 1925 and 1965 offers photographs, plans and, handily, addresses, along with commentary."
Saving Havana, Newsweek:
"... the best book in English on the subject."
". . . [a] design lovers must have."
Architecture Magazine :
". . . intelligent introductions with key biographical details, black and white photographs, floor plans and sharp capsule histories."
"Rodriguez provides potted histories of the capital's best early modern architecture. Street maps and images flesh out the package."
"Design lovers must have: The Havana guide. . ."
"Skip the ordinary tourist locales with this interesting guide to modern architecture. . . .Eduardo Rodriguez's guide reflects back on the forgotten structures that truly encapsulate Havana."
(rating 5 out of 5):
- Maria L. Moure from Miami, Florida (07/20/2004)