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Havana Forever:
A Pictorial and Cultural History of an Unforgettable City
Kenneth Treister, Felipe J. Prestamo, Raul B. Garcia
• An in-depth look at Havana’s urban and architectural history
• The Cuban capital’s glorious landmarks, public squares, and neighborhoods, viewed through a cultural lens
• A prelude for a meaningful visit
Havana has always been a dynamic city, and its unique architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities
in the world. Until recently, the closed nature of contemporaryCuban society has frozen and preservedmuch
of Havana’s urban design and simultaneously prevented many visitors from experiencing its wide range of
architectural influences, which cross-reference to create a stunning, unified “work of art.” In this documentary-
style history of oldHavana, readers are invited to tour the city’s buildings alongside its culture, people, plazas
and parks, pedestrian environment, monuments, food, music, dance, colonial history, and iconic traditions,
from cigars to the Tropicana Supper Club. Learn why Havana has the classic order, neighborhood balance,
architectural elegance, and pedestrian harmony that urban planners long for, and discover the ways in which
it is not just a city but a celebration of the Cuban way of life and its Creole roots.
Ken Treister
, FAIA, is an award-winning international architect, photographer, and sculptor whose work
as been featured in leading art and architecture journals worldwide. He sculpted the world-famousHolocaust
Memorial in Miami Beach. Treister lives in Winter Haven, Florida.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 275+ color images • 344 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5365-9 • hard cover • $60.00
other books you may enjoy!
Miami, Real and Imagined,
978-0-7643-5175-4, $24.99
• Miami At Night,
978-0-7643-5028-3, $24.99
• Box of Cigar Bands,
978-0-7643-4987-4, $34.99
Damsels in Design:
Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939–1959
Constance A. Smith
• Profiles of mid-twentieth-century women designers who competed with men at the largest US automakers
• Documents their work at General Motors, Hudson, Studebaker, and other companies between 1939 and 1959
• Some of their designs save lives, such as the child safety seat latch
In the mid-1950s, an innovative group of women at General Motors (dubbed the Damsels of Design by
marketers) and their counterparts at Ford, Hudson, Studebaker, Packard, and Tucker changed automotive
history forever. Read the untold story of the women who excelled in the Mad Men era of automobile and
industrial design. Recruited by top CEOs at automotive companies, they developed many of the products
we take for granted today. Learn about Helene Rother, who designed the instrument panel, hardware, and
seat construction for midcentury Cadillacs; Elizabeth Thatcher Oros, the first female trained in industrial
design; and discover the history behind the child safety seat latch and car doors with lights. An extraordinary
story of exceptional women,
Damsels in Design
sheds light on those that have too long been in the shadows.
Constance Smith
holds a bachelor of fine arts and amasters degree in industrial design fromPratt Institute.
After joining GM's Advanced Studio, she worked on the development of TN LCDs.
Size: 8 1/2" × 11" • 425 color and b/w images • 192 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5435-9 • hard cover • $34.99
other books you may enjoy!
Harriet Quimby: Flying Fair Lady,
978-0-7643-5067-2, $16.99
• The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott,
978-0-7643-4972-0, $24.99
• The Life and Times of Lilian J. Rice, Master Architect,
978-0-7643-4958-4, $34.99
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