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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.

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Publication:The Architectural Review
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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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