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The Resource Great houses of Havana : a century of architecture and design, Hermes Mallea

Great houses of Havana : a century of architecture and design, Hermes Mallea

Label
Great houses of Havana : a century of architecture and design
Title
Great houses of Havana
Title remainder
a century of architecture and design
Statement of responsibility
Hermes Mallea
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Great Houses of Havana celebrates one hundred years of creativity, design, and style that made the city "the Paris of the Caribbean." For four hundred years, Havana was the center of Spanish trade in the western hemisphere. With the expansion of the sugar industry, independence from Spain, and North American investment, Havana became a city of great wealth, great style, and great houses in a vocabulary that was a unique amalgam of European, American, and Caribbean elements. Great Houses of Havana traces the evolution of the Cuban home from the classic, Spanish colonial courtyard house to the "Tropical Modernist" villas of the 1950s- houses reflecting international architecture trends while remaining true to the Cuban tradition. Cuba's social history is woven throughout the book. Vintage photographs illustrate Havana's sophisticated lifestyle - the masked balls, yacht club picnics, and dynastic weddings of fashionable Cubans and their international guests. Popular cafes, hotels, theaters, and weekend resorts are also featured, creating a view of the privileged life inside the gated mansions of the city's grandest neighborhoods
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mallea, Hermes
Dewey number
747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA7276.H38
LC item number
M35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Architecture, Domestic
  • Havana (Cuba)
Label
Great houses of Havana : a century of architecture and design, Hermes Mallea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270)
Control code
ocn703209224
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781580932882
Lccn
2011023189
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)703209224
Label
Great houses of Havana : a century of architecture and design, Hermes Mallea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 270)
Control code
ocn703209224
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9781580932882
Lccn
2011023189
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)703209224

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