Great Houses of Havana
A Slide Lecture and Book Signing
With Author and Architect Hermes Mallea
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 6:00PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street
|Cover, Great Houses of Havana |
In Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style (The Monacelli Press, November 2011) architect and author Hermes Mallea gives the first-ever insider's tour of Havana's architectural gems. Mallea brings the reader inside never before published homes, presenting their fascinating personal histories alongside Havana's architectural patrimony.
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 closed world.
Great Houses of Havana has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, and others.
$15 for "Steward" members, $20 for non-members
2-for-1 Admission for "Partners" and above members
Author Hermes Mallea is a Cuban-American architect and a partner in the New York City based firm M(Group).