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Established in 1519 as a harbor city to service the fleets bound for Spain from Mexico and Peru, Havana became the busy portal to the vast Spanish colonial empire. Largely unharmed by war or weather, many great examples of Spanish colonial architecture survive today. Archival photographs from Havanas mid-20th-century heyday as a posh vacation spot are featured here opposite contemporary photographs, portraying a beautiful city undergoing restoration and struggling to regain its glory days.

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Dozens of archival photographs from Havana's mid-20th-century heyday as a posh vacation spot are featured opposite contemporary photographs, portraying a beautiful city undergoing restoration and struggling to regain its glory days.

About the Author

Llilian Llanes is a former History of Art professor at the University of Havana. She is also the founding director of Cubas principal art museum, the Center Wilfredo Lam, and has written two books on Cuban history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592232079
Author:
Llanes, Llilian
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Location:
San Diego, Calif.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Havana
Subject:
TRAVEL / Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Havana (cuba)
Subject:
Havana (Cuba) - History - 20th century
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Then & Now Thunder Bay
Series Volume:
3248
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color photos, 70 B&W photos
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10 x 11.25 in 34.5 oz

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