Great Houses of Havana – A Century of Cuban Style

An exciting new book has just been published that is a must-have addition to the book shelves or coffee tables of any fan of Cuba.

Architect and author, Hermes Mallea, opens the doors to some of Havana’s most impressive mansions in this new work that focuses on important homes built in the city between 1860 and 1960. Pre-revolutionary Havana witnessed the construction of some extraordinary private residences and public works projects. Great Houses of Havana traces the development of Cuban homes from Spanish Colonial to the assimilation of fashionable European and North American design trends.

The book features Mallea’s collection of vintage Cuban photography, up to date interior images and individual accounts of intimate scenes and personal moments in the life of the featured houses. The result is a fascinating social history and tantalising glimpse of the incredible architecture and interior design behind some of Havana’s most historic (and flamboyant) gated mansions.

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