The Splendor of Cuba
450 Years of Architecture and InteriorsBook - 2011
An unprecedented tour of stunning and architecturally significant Cuban palacios, mansions, and private homes that have been meticulously preserved, previously un-photographed, and inaccessible to visitors. At a time when more travelers are rediscovering Cuba, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a different view of the island's cultural achievements. It presents not the picturesque Cuba of Castro's era, with its derelict buildings and peeling paint, but the opulent world of the Spanish Creole aristocracy of the colonial period, with its Mudejar craftsmanship and baroque palacios, the sugarcane plantations (ingenios) and coffee plantations (cafetales), and classically inspired grand mansions.
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], 2011
Branch Call Number: 720.97291 C76299S 2011
Characteristics: 320 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
From Library Staff
The opulent world of the Spanish aristocracy of colonial Cuba survives in palacios, mansions, and private homes, documented in this photographic tour of the island’s old world grandeur.
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