Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
THE SPLENDOR OF CUBA - 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors is a new, high-quality coffee table photo and history book about Cuban architecture.
Written by Michael Connors, photographed by Brent Winebrenner and designed by Massimo Vignelli, this 320 page hardcover book is 11” x 11” and features almost 300 all original photographs of Cuban architecture from colonial palaces to mid century modern homes.
Michael Connors, a Caribbean architecture and antiques expert, has over thirty years of experience in writing, consultation, and teaching in fine and decorative arts. He received his Ph.D. in Decorative Arts from New York University where he taught for fifteen years. He is a contributor to numerous publications such as Art & Antiques, Antiques and Fine Art, and The Magazine Antiques.
Published by Rizzoli New York and just released, Splendor of Cuba is now available for $85.
From the press release… If you feel you have seen exhibitions and books of formerly beautiful, gently deteriorating Cuban architecture, Michael Connors’ book will be a quiet revelation.
Exceptional preservation work has kept these villas in their magnificent original state, and the photographs, shot exclusively for this book, show examples in each area of the island—from the interiors and exteriors in Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, and Pinar del Río to close-up details of courtyards, balconies, galleries, balustrades, grilles, and louvered doors in Trinidad, Matanzas, and Holguín. Also included is Finca Vigía (“Lookout Farm”), the former residence of Ernest Hemingway.
For anyone with an interest in Cuba, this book will be a true discovery, and a volume to be treasured.
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