From Publishers Weekly
Andrew Moore's large-format color photographs offer breathtaking views of the Cuban capital's crumbling baroque splendor in Inside Havana. The photographs, a mix of street scenes and interiors, show color-saturated stucco storefronts and dilapidated courtyards. Residents seem dwarfed by their improbably high-ceilinged apartments, with huge transomed windows and faded, chipping walls. Russophilic communist kitsch mingles with antique furniture and modern electronics. The book shows off a range of Cuban architecture from colonial-era neoclassical to art nouveau to the "revolutionary" architecture of the 1960s and includes a preface by critic Andy Grundberg (Crisis of the Real) and an introduction by Cuban architect and historian Eduardo Luis Rodriguez.
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About the Author
Andrew Moore is known for his large-format color photographs of architectural subjects. His prints are represented in museum collections internationally. He is a professor of photography at Princeton University and lives in New York.
Andy Grundberg is a critic and independent curator who lives in Washington, D.C.
Eduardo Rodriguez is a Cuban architect, historian, and editor of the journal Arquitectura Cuba. He lives in Havana.