Old Havana / La Habana Vieja: Spirit of the Living City / El espiritu de la ciudad viva

Old Havana / La Habana Vieja: Spirit of the Living City / El espiritu de la ciudad viva

by Chip Cooper, Nestor Marti
     
 

Old Havana: Spirit of the Living City artistically captures the architecture, people, and daily life of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) through the lenses of two visionary photographers and colleagues, one American and the other Cuban.

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Old Havana: Spirit of the Living City artistically captures the architecture, people, and daily life of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana) through the lenses of two visionary photographers and colleagues, one American and the other Cuban.

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“Chip Cooper and Nestor Marti's Havana: Spirit of the Living City / La Habana: El espíritu de la ciudad vivaa is a gift to all of us. Their images are filled with the life, vitality and passion that is Havana. They tell a story of this magnificent place in the alleys and the plazas, on the facades and in the faces of the living. Cooper and Marti have captured the soul of this truly beautiful place.”—Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country

“The photographs are full of love for the Cubans and give us the dignity that really fills us with pride.”—Julio Larramendi, photographer and author from Havana, Cuba

“Even if you've been to the old city of Havana, you haven't really seen it fully, or understood it fully, until you've seen this timeless and timely portrait of one of the most fascinating and romantic places in the world. Cooper and Martí, united in and inspired by their admiration for the great American photographer Walker Evans, are wonderfully complementary masters of their art. Their photographs—vibrant, respectful, witty, and sometimes truly epic in their vision, along with the accompanying texts—create a kind of imagistic dialogue. The result is a moving panorama of past and present, generality and specificity, the stillness of stone and the drama of the sea, the vividness of the human presence and present in a place saturated by the past."—Daniel Menaker, author of Friends and Relations: A Collection of Stories, The Old Left: Stories, and The Treatment, and coauthor of The Worst

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817317621
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
1,325,564
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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