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DESCRIPTIONToday North Americans and Europeans alike are increasingly interested in Cuba, which--although a close neighbor to the United States--has been locked away from the outside world for more than forty years. More foreigners are traveling to the island, and there is increasing discussion about the world's relationship to the country and its people. This book reveals a side of Cuban society that has remained out of sight through years of Communist rule: the princely life of the wealthy plantation owners during the island's colonial period, which has continued to influence Cuban taste and cultural life on a more modest scale, even to this day. Emphasizing the palatial homes and elegant furnishings of the island's plantation aristocracy, the book offers a completely different view of Cuba from the one normally seen. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs taken especially for this book, Cuban Elegance gives the reader a fresh and fascinating view of an intriguing country.

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'Cuban Elegance' offers a look into the life of the Cuban elite during the Spanish colonial era, emphasizing the palatial houses and handsome furniture of the island's enormously rich sugar, cotton and tobacco barons.

Synopsis:

At a time when more and more travelers are discovering Cuba, which has been locked away from the outside world for more than 40 years, this lavishly illustrated, absorbing volume offers a completely different view of the island from the one seen by most visitors. This book 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, which has continued to influence Cuban taste and cultural life on a more modest scale even to this day.
Emphasizing the palatial homes and elegant furnishings of the island's enormously rich sugar, cotton, and tobacco barons, Cuban Elegance relates the social, cultural, architectural, and interior design history of Cuba, and of the Caribbean region in general. With an engaging text and gorgeous photographs taken especially for this sumptuous volume, "Cuban Elegance offers a fresh, surprising perspective on an intriguing country.

Synopsis:

Emphasizing the palatial homes and elegant furnishings of the island's plantation aristocracy, this lavishly illustrated book offers a completely different view of Cuba from the one normally seen.

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ISBN:
9780810943377
Author:
Buck, Bruce
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Photographer:
Buck, Bruce
Author:
Buck, Bruce
Location:
New York
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Design - Furniture
Subject:
Furniture design
Subject:
Furniture, Colonial.
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/South America
Subject:
Furniture design - Cuba
Subject:
Furniture, Colonial - Cuba
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Subject:
Interior Design
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2001:4
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
1000x950
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 176 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810943377 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'Cuban Elegance' offers a look into the life of the Cuban elite during the Spanish colonial era, emphasizing the palatial houses and handsome furniture of the island's enormously rich sugar, cotton and tobacco barons.
"Synopsis" by , At a time when more and more travelers are discovering Cuba, which has been locked away from the outside world for more than 40 years, this lavishly illustrated, absorbing volume offers a completely different view of the island from the one seen by most visitors. This book 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, which has continued to influence Cuban taste and cultural life on a more modest scale even to this day.
Emphasizing the palatial homes and elegant furnishings of the island's enormously rich sugar, cotton, and tobacco barons, Cuban Elegance relates the social, cultural, architectural, and interior design history of Cuba, and of the Caribbean region in general. With an engaging text and gorgeous photographs taken especially for this sumptuous volume, "Cuban Elegance offers a fresh, surprising perspective on an intriguing country.
"Synopsis" by , Emphasizing the palatial homes and elegant furnishings of the island's plantation aristocracy, this lavishly illustrated book offers a completely different view of Cuba from the one normally seen.
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