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Book Launch – Hermes Mallea, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now

Americas Society

December 7, 2017


Registration for this event is now closed. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on availability.

Hermes Mallea, esteemed architect and FRIENDS Board Member, joins us at the Americas Society for a look at his latest book, Havana Living Today: Cuban Home Style Now. While many Cuban images depict vintage cars and dilapidated buildings, Mallea brings an insider’s view and challenges these preconceived notions, showing us the vibrant, creative, and eclectic domestic interiors that are re-shaping Cuban living. Havana Living Today presents an authentic Cuban style developed in spite of scarcities and isolation, asserting the homeowners’ personality, reflecting recent reforms that legalize real estate transactions and allow new entrepreneurial activities that are making an impact of Havana’s appearance and economy. This event will be held at Americas Society’s building on Park Avenue – the former Percy R. Pyne House designed by McKim, Mead & White – in partnership with FRIENDS, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

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