Havana Modern: Twentieth-Century Architecture and Interiors

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
Publisher: Rizzoli
US Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4346-6

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  1. Brian Gordon Sinclair
    August 7, 2014

    Hemingway On Stage is extremely pleased with the unique view of Havana as presented my Michael Conners. I have seen many of the sights and am now eager to see the rest – beauty and history combined.

  2. Roberto Adrian Conde Rodriguez
    August 11, 2014

    amazing!!! we still have Habana!!!

  3. Jennifer Huntley
    August 14, 2014

    Beautiful, Michael! Congratulations. 

  4. Marta S
    August 20, 2014

    Fabulous snapshots! Great job Michael. Congrats.

  5. MilkTrafficker
    October 5, 2014

    It used to be an elegant, beautiful, and vivid metropolis. After 50+ years of staunch communism it is today a miserable and dystopian crap-hole. Eastern Germany took decades to restore after the fall of communism in Europe. Prague has also reestablished itself as one of Europe's most beautiful capitals. Yet, by now I have a feeling that Havana's wounds are deeper. Simply put, no other dictator has deliberately ruined a thriving nation in such an unpardonable way and for so long. Cult-leader Castro should have been starved and clubbed to death in the 1990s, not financed and fed (to say the least)…

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