Havana. Just saying the name evokes images of bright Caribbean colours, American cars with fins from the 50s, and once-glorious buildings fallen into ruin. Now that this socialist island country is open once more, this picture will soon change. Now is the time to pause for a moment and take a closer look at Cuba’s capital city.
This stunning book by Bernhard Hartmann starts on the streets, showing us cafes, shops, and boxing clubs, but he also takes us behind the facades of the mansions, whose well-worn charms immediately captivate the viewer. Traces of bourgeois life, dignified and stylish, survive despite the adversity, masterfully captured in brilliant photographs.
Size: 33cm x 26cm / 175 pages / Hardcover / Bernhard Hartmann
Published September 2016
Available in NZ & AUS only