A richly illustrated and photographed new e book on Cuban modernist structure by Victor Deupi and Jean-Francois Lejeune, each professors on the College of Miami, is a complete survey of an architectural period, which till now has remained largely hidden from view. For a number of many years on the cusp of the Cuban Revolution, each earlier than and after the occasion, fashionable structure thrived in Cuba.
Cuban Modernism: Mid-Century Structure 1940-1970 paperwork this unimaginable and undiscovered interval in architectural historical past. The designs included a variety of buildings, from fabulous resorts to nightclubs and residential tasks. The e book additionally explores the dialogue between the modernist structure of Cuba and that of Miami, significantly within the wake of the revolution when many Cuban architects got here to the US and started training right here. Because the e book says, the Cuban architects have been “drawing on the vernacular,” and “defining a method to be fashionable and Cuban on the similar time–creating an structure oscillating between avant-garde custom.”
I used to be fortunate sufficient to do the copyediting for this e book. It was an incredible distraction through the starting of the pandemic. Take a look at the Huge Bubble’s protection of recent book publications in the archives.