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Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors, Illustrated Lecture by Michael Connors

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11-25-2014

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Abstract

In this lecture. Michael Connors will lead attendees on an unprecedented tour in Havana of the stunning and architecturally important private homes and buildings that have been meticulously preserved, previously unphotographed, and mostly inaccessible to visitors. His presentation will focus en the modem movement In Cuban architecture, from art nouveau and art deco to the flowering of high modernism just before the Revolution. spanning from the early 1900s to 1965. At a time when travelers are rediscovering Cuba. this lecture will survey the city's twentieth-century cultural achievements. The photographs, shot exclusively for the book Havana Modern. show examples from the artsy Vedado neighborhood, the seaside streets of Miramar. Central Havana. and Havana's posh Country Club Park area

 

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