Havana Revisited

An Architectural Heritage
Griffith, Cathryn (Book - 2010)
Havana Revisited
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Interpreting the present in light of the past, eleven renowned architects, historians, scholars, preservationists, and urban planners in Cuba and the United States provide a rigorous examination of Havana old and new that provokes exploration of the ways we look at all cities. These authoritative policy makers and thinkers raise issues of how the most important city in Spanish colonial America developed and changed over several centuries and the extent to which it is being restored and preserved today.More than 350 illustrations juxtapose historical colored postcard images of Havana with recent digital color photographs of the same views. The imagery, based on years of exhaustive research and investigation, draws from Cathryn Griffith's collection of more than 600 postcards of Havana from 1900 to 1930, over 3,000 photographs made there during multiple trips since April 2003, and extensive interviews with experts in Havana and the United States.
Title: Havana revisited
an architectural heritage
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 240 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Eusebio Leal Spengler
Preface / Cathryn Griffith
Introduction. Havana / Mario Coyula
Ch. 1. Plaza de Armas / Félix Julio Alphonso López
Ch. 2. Morro Castle and Fortress of the Cabaña / Silvia María Morales Pérez
Ch. 3. Plaza de San Francisco / Mario Coyula
Ch. 4. Plaza de la Catedral and its church / Daniel Taboada
Ch. 5. Five churches and cemeteries / Carlos Venegas Fornias
Ch. 6. Streets and markets / Orestes M. del Castillo del Prado
Ch. 7. Signs of the times : Havana's republican landmarks revisited / Lillian Guerra
Ch. 8. Capitolio Nacional and Parque Central / Mario Coyula
Ch. 9. Paseo del Prado / Leland Cott
Ch. 10. Malecón / Mario Coyula
Ch. 11. El Vedado / Pedro Contreras - Ch. 12. Beyond the Almendares / Felicia Chateloin Santiesteban
ISBN: 9780393732849
Branch Call Number: NA804.H3 G75 2010
Statement of Responsibility: Cathryn Griffith ; translations by Dick Cluster
Topical Term: Architecture
Historic buildings
LCCN: 2009031697
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