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Cuba’s Evolution: Columbus to Castro

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Cuba’s Evolution: Columbus to Castro

Kim Buddee

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This thoughtfully composed visual tour of contemporary Cuba captures the island and its people emerging from a time capsule through vivid photographs and narrative vignettes that relate the story of the nation’s evolution from Columbus to Castro. Due to its recent shift in relations with the world, and the US in particular, Cuba’s complex, colorful history is again being rewritten. View Havana from San Carlos de la Cabaña, a fortress built in 1762, and absorb the pastel colors of iconic pre-1960 American convertibles against the backdrop of Cuba’s eclectic architecture. Glimpse rolling mountains and hills on the road to Playa Rancho Luna; Adelaida telling fortunes in the street; and boxing practice in a vacant lot, in La Habana Vieja. Enjoy this historic moment before a slow but inevitable transformation changes this nation forever.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 145 color photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353123 | Binding: hard cover

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Kim Buddee was an architect in London, England, and Perth and Sydney, Australia, but is best known for his work on feature films like Lantana and popular television shows like So You Think You Can Dance. He wrote the novel Fugitive Identity, a political thriller, and Once Was Burma, his book of photographs that records the decaying city of Rangoon. His passion for finding beauty in everyday places in a state of change has drawn him to photograph people and their environments around the world.