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 However, within a few years after the revolution of , design ideology became allied with the mass production aesthetic promoted by the Soviets, and many Cuban architects fled to seek creative and political freedom abroad The Havana Guide is the first to recognize the enormous importance of Cuba s modern architecture It features overstructures, 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 Interesting Ich bin so froh, noch ein Original der ersten Ausgabe bekommen zu haben von diesem fantastischen Buch ber Kubas Geb ude Ein Schatz im Festhalten dessen, was ab 2016 wohl einer Modernisierung entgegensieht Te situa en La Habana de los cincuentas y los grandes arquitectos de la poca Crearon joyas que deben de ser salvadas para la humanidad y sobretodo para la historia de Cuba. Comprehensive and very well executed guide through modern architecture.Many different perspectives give you a good understanding of the architects intensions.
- The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965
- Eduardo Luis Rodriguez
- 19 March 2017 Eduardo Luis Rodriguez