Revolution Of Forms Updated Edition: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools by John A. LoomisRevolution Of Forms Updated Edition: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools by John A. Loomis

Revolution Of Forms Updated Edition: Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

byJohn A. Loomis

Paperback | May 18, 2011

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Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution, the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art School), stoodneglected just outside Havana. Three architects who aimed to reinvent architecture just as the revolution hoped to reinvent society were commissioned. However, before construction was completed, the school was subjected to an ideological attack that branded it as not in keeping with revolutionary ideals. The organic complex of brick and terra-cotta Catalan-vaulted structures was abandoned, until the original publication of Revolution of Forms brought it to the attention of the world and swayed the Cuban government to commit to its restoration. This updated edition of the classic book adds a new preface, epilogue, and a revised chronology to the first edition's numerous photographs, drawings, and interviews.
John A. Loomis is an associate professor of architecture at the City College of New York. He has written for Design Book Review, Progressive Architecture, Places, and Oculus.
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Title:Revolution Of Forms Updated Edition: Cuba's Forgotten Art SchoolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 11.01 × 7.44 × 0.62 inPublished:May 18, 2011Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1568989881

ISBN - 13:9781568989884

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