Crumbling Art Deco megastructures and cars with tail fins--we could only be in Havana.
Crumbling Art Deco megastructures and cars with tail fins--we could
only be in Havana. The city's astonishing Deco legacy, more sultry
than its European counterparts and liberally spiced up with Afro-Cuban
elements, is re-examined in Havana Deco, Alejandro G. Alonso, Pedro
Contreras and Martino Fagiuoli, London: Norton, 2007. Architecture ran
in tandem with a decorative arts movement, fermenting a delightful unity
of style. Across buildings, furniture and graphic design, sleek lines
and sugared almond colours prevailed. Shown here is a 1940
'skyscraper' on Havana's Calle Primera.