The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965 by Eduardo Luis RodriguezThe Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965 by Eduardo Luis Rodriguez

The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965

byEduardo Luis Rodriguez

Paperback | February 1, 2000

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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. However, within a few years after the revolution of 1959, 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 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.
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Title:The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:February 1, 2000Publisher:Princeton Architectural PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1568982100

ISBN - 13:9781568982106

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The Havana Guide definitely isn’t about those really big cigars Arnold Schwarzenegger smokes in the movies. Instead, The Havana Guide: Modern Architecture 1925-1965 is one of the first publications to recognize the significance of Cuba’s modern architecture. Eduardo Luis Rodriguez discusses more than 200 hotels, churches, theaters and private residences. Whether you are a professional, student architect or a worldwise traveller interested in more than superficial tourism, you’ll love The Havana Guide.