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This lecture will center on constructions of Havana's late colonial period. During the 19* century, the fasades of the city's buildings underwent a remarkable transformation, with ironwork mimicking that taking place at the sane time in Europe. Havana's ironwork has been compared with that from Madrid, Seville, and CAdiz, a comparison that highlights the strong relationship among these cities during the Spanish colonial era. Dr. Perez Drago's research analyzes the ironwork of Havana's architecture and its relationship with European exponents via a comparison of catalogs from England, Germany, France, and Spain. Seventy-nine buildings located in Old Havana, El Cerro, and El Vedado were part of this study. Her research methodology offers an avenue that could be applied to other architectural elements as well.



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Cuban Research Institute


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Havana's Colonial Architecture and 19th-Century Ironwork



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