Cuba Style: Graphics from the Golden Age of Design
by Vicki Gold Levi;V Heller SLevi (9781568983608)

Cuba Style: Graphics from the Golden Age of Design
 

Vicki Gold Levi;V Heller SLevi


Release Date: 01 October 2002
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
Category: Architectural Structure & Design & Drafting
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568983608
ISBN-10: 1568983603



To usher in the 100th anniversary of the founding of the national republic of Cuba, Steven Heller and Vicki Gold Levi have collected hundreds of vintage graphics of Cuba from the 1920s to the 1959 revolution. Cuba Style recalls the days of glory when the island was a veritable resort colony for Americans and Europeans who came in search of Latino music and dancing, gambling, tropical romance, and the best beaches in the Americas.
To advertise these attractions, Cubano graphistos combined elements of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus modernism, and Vegas-style kitsch in a distinctly Cuban sensibility. Cuba Style, the first book of its kind, reproduces a treasure trove of graphics from popular magazines, packaging, posters, and indigenous products such as liquor and cigars. It is a visual history of Cuba in its golden age as well as a wellspring of capitalist extravagance, seen here through the rare graphics of its extraordinary and now lost popular culture.

AUD $45.95

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