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Hermes Mallea: A Caribbean Caper

Escape the winter doldrums with architect Hermes Mallea, the author of Great Houses of Havana, who will present an illustrated lecture about his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. Mr. Mallea, a partner inthe M (Group), an influential New York design firm, has filled the book with archival photographs of jet-set retreats such as Palm Beach, Bermuda, and Nassau, and their beautiful and glamorous inhabitants. Keenly interested in historical preservation and elements of design, he will describe the emphasis on fantasy that endures in resort style and serves as a visual cue for more relaxed behavior than would be typical at home. The social history is no less interesting, including the influence of Prohibition, politics, and land speculation on the rise and fall of various tropical paradises.

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Date:
February 2, 2015
Time:
12:00 am - 11:59 am
Cost:
Free
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