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Revolution of Forms : Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools
by John A. Loomis and Gerardo Mosquera


Overview - Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution, the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art School), stoodneglected just outside Havana.  Read more...

 
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More About Revolution of Forms by John A. Loomis; Gerardo Mosquera
 
 
 
Overview
Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution, the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art School), stoodneglected just outside Havana. Three architects who aimed to reinvent architecture just as the revolution hoped to reinvent society were commissioned. However, before construction was completed, the school was subjected to an ideological attack that branded it as not in keeping with revolutionary ideals. The organic complex of brick and terra-cotta Catalan-vaulted structures was abandoned, until the original publication of Revolution of Forms brought it to the attention of the world and swayed the Cuban government to commit to its restoration. This updated edition of the classic book adds a new preface, epilogue, and a revised chronology to the first edition's numerous photographs, drawings, and interviews.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781568989884
  • ISBN-10: 1568989881
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publish Date: June 2011
  • Page Count: 190
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-22
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 pounds


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