Hermes Mallea Great Houses of Havana

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Great Houses of Havana celebrates one hundred years of creativity, design, and style that made the city "the Paris of the Caribbean." For four hundred years, Havana was the center of Spanish trade in the western hemisphere. With the expansion of the sugar industry, independence from Spain, and North American investment, Havana became a city of great wealth, great style, and great houses in a vocabulary that was a unique amalgam of European, American, and Caribbean elements.
 
Great Houses of Havana traces the evolution of the Cuban home from the classic, Spanish colonial courtyard house to the “Tropical Modernist” villas of the 1950s—houses reflecting international architecture trends while remaining true to the Cuban tradition.
 
Cuba’s social history is woven throughout the book. Vintage photographs illustrate Havana’s sophisticated lifestyle—the masked balls, yacht club picnics, and dynastic weddings of fashionable Cubans and their international guests. Popular cafes, hotels, theaters, and weekend resorts are also featured, creating a view of the privileged life inside the gated mansions of the city’s grandest neighborhoods.

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"Its glossy pages pay tribute to the island nation's glamorous mansions and elaborate interiors . . . The result of two years of research and multiple on-site explorations, Mallea's work brings to light exquisite Beaux Arts palaces, modernist mansions, and even a spectacular beach house (now used as a restaurant)." --"Architectural Digest"

"Hermes Mallea's "Great Houses of Havana" is one of several books on that city to appear this season, but it may be the most personal. . . . For Mallea, a Cuban-American architect who is based in New York, the book grew out of a longstanding fascination with his family's history.What you will see is a selective survey of elegant Havana houses, from the traditional Spanish Colonial courtyard house of the 19th century to the Modernist-influenced houses of the 1950s." --"The New York Times Style Magazine"

"With photographs archival and new, the book documents the astonishing ways in which the prevailing styles of the day were adapted to the island's distintive climate and culture. Here, originality ruled." "--Veranda"

"Documents the evolution of Cuban design through a fantastic mix of contemporary and historical images." --"New York "Magazine

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Hermes Mallea is an architect and a partner in M(Group), a design firm based in New York. A longtime collector of vintage Cuban photographs and a member of a Cuban-American family, Mr. Mallea has traveled to Cuba frequently to do research and to lecture on historic preservation.

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