Revolution of Forms

John Loomis


Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievement of the Cuban Revolution, the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte (National Art School), stoodneglected just outside Havana. Three architects who aimed to reinvent architecture just as the revolution hoped to reinvent society were commissioned. However, before construction was completed, the school was subjected to an ideological attack that branded it as not in keeping with revolutionary ideals. The organic complex of brick and terra-cotta Catalan-vaulted structures was abandoned, until the original publication of Revolution of Forms brought it to the attention of the world and swayed the Cuban government to commit to its restoration. This updated edition of the classic book adds a new preface, epilogue, and a revised chronology to the first edition’s numerous photographs, drawings, and interviews.

Price £35.00
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 17 June 2011
Pages 232
Height 190mm
Width 279mm
Illustrations 44 Colour illustrations and 134 Black and White
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781568989884