"Say the word Cuba and most people think dictators, the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and Communism with palm trees. Architect Hermes Mallea believes there is so much more to the country and has the pictures to prove it." -- Architectural Digest
This evening, LANDMARK WEST! hosts the illustrated slide lecture "Great Houses of Havana", featuring architect and author Hermes Mallea.
In his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style
(The Monacelli Press, November 2011) Hermes Mallea
gives the first-ever insider's tour of Havana's architectural gems, bringing the reader inside never-before-published homes, presenting
their fascinating personal histories alongside Havana's architectural
Mallea presents portraits of important homes built in the city between
1860 and 1960, beginning with the extraordinary images taken by American
photographer, George Barnard, who was permitted to bring his camera
into the intimacy of the Palace of the Counts of Santovenia. These
pictures set the standard for giving the reader access inside a famously
Read more about Hermes Mallea's book on Architectural Digest online.