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Havana Deco


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An unparalleled tour of the Art Deco-style architecture, interiors, decoration, and art objects of Havana, this colorful book shows the work of Cuban artists, open to the winds of change and to outside influences, who filtered the movement born in Paris through the dazzling beauty of Caribbean nature and made the art their own.

Exteriors and interior spaces, the graphic artists who spearheaded Art Deco's popularity, monumental sculpture, and the contributions of painters are explored here in rich detail.


“[A]n eye-opening display of a not entirely lost Havana, where, judging from the beautiful images, some of the jewel-like structures have been preserved, if not rehabilitated....this book will whet the appetite of every Deco connoisseur.” — The New York Times Book Review

“As the sensational buildings, interiors, and furnishings in Havana Deco prove, Cuban artists and architects sexed up the Art Deco movement with Caribbean sultriness.” — Elle Decor

“Some of the most outstanding examples of the period…are well documented, but the book also highlights less familiar jewels.” — Winterthur Portfolio

Havana Deco is a fascinating document of the collision of a Modernist style with regional character.” — Traditional Building

“[A] rich, amusing, and eye-catching collection of buildings and various architectural details.... this is eye-dessert of the best kind.” — The Morning News