|aHavana forever :|ba pictorial and cultural history of an unforgettable city / |c Kenneth Treister, Felipe J. Préstamo, and Raul B. Garcia ; foreword by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ; afterword by Jaime Suchlicki.
|aGainesville :|bUniversity Press of Florida,|cc2009.
|axxvii, 301 p. :|bcol. ill., col. maps ;|c29 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 291-294) and index.
|aFrom village to walled city (1519-1762) -- Growth and change in the walled city (1763-1863): England's victory in Havana generated a new defense plan (1763-1779) -- From walled colonial city to the capital of the republic (1864-1898): European urbanism came to Havana: Governor Felipe Fondesuiela, Marqués de la Torre, (1771-1776) -- Havana at the turn of the twentieth century -- Spanish Colonial architecture -- A string of public spaces -- Paseo del Prado: main street of the city -- The Malecón: La Fachada of Havana -- A new urban scale and architectural vocabulary -- Urbanism, culture, and art in the Cuban republic -- Landmarks of Havana: symbolic architecture in a historic environment -- The Cuban zest for life -- The characteristics of the city -- Defining a common purpose.
|aKenneth Treister's sublime photographs capture the multiple faces of one of the world's great cities. Along with coauthors Felipe Prestamo and Raul Garcia, he explores not only Havana's unique architecture but also its culture, people, urban plazas and parks, pedestrian environment, monuments, landmarks, food, music, dance, colonial history, and idiosyncrasies from cigars to the Tropicana Supper Club. --from publisher description