A revealing collection of astonishingly fresh and undiscovered midcentury 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.
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A Caribbean mid 19th century courbaril wardrobe with a pair of paneled doors enclosing a hanging rail, surmounted by a carved scrolled frieze and a scrolled arched cornice.
48” wide x 22” deep x 89.5” high
This wardrobe is featured in two of Michael Connors’ books: Caribbean Elegance, 2002, page 117 and in British West Indies Style, 2010, page 16.
Film Maker: J. Laserna
Producer: Michael Connors
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Havana Modern: 20th-Century Architecture and Interiors is yet another spectacular book on Caribbean architecture and decorative details by Dr. Michael Connors. With a foreword by Cuban-born architect Ricardo Porro and principal photography by Néstor Martí, also from Cuba, this book promises a tour of Havana’s magnificent private homes and the dazzling settings that house some of the city’s iconic public institutions. This jewel of a book will be on the shelves in September 2014.
By Michael Connors
Foreword by Ricardo Porro
Principal photography by Néstor Martí
Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors takes readers on an unprecedented tour of the Cuban capital’s most architecturally significant private homes and buildings in HAVANA MODERN: 20th- Century Architecture and Interiors. Read more...