The new book “Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors” is a revealing collection of astonishingly fresh and undiscovered mid-century architecture and interiors in Havana.
Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors leads the reader 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.
This lavish book represents the modern 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 volume offers a range of the city’s twentieth-century cultural achievements.
“Havana Modern” is a pioneering book of modern design that shows a corner of the world where modern architecture thrived and has been carefully preserved.
Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors
Written by Michael Connors
Foreword by Ricardo Porro
Photographed by Nestor Marti
On sale: September 30, 2014
US Price: $65.00