Havana Miniature Book
A miniature version of Havana, a voyage to Cuba in December 2015 for an intense two week visit of observation; sketching and gathering reference material. Since his return Leslie has created 22 paintings which illustrate a very personal view of Havana.
Havana is one of the oldest and finest cities in the Americas; fascinating, colourful and vivacious, with crumbling tenements, colonial edifices and faded grandeur - a city with an earthy authenticity, full of contradictions. Here, visitors must expect the unexpected. Graham Greene concluded that Havana was a city where ‘anything was possible’.
The text comprises of extracts from Cuba, a short book by Irene A Wright, an American journalist/editor. Published in 1910, her text provides interesting first-hand insights as to the ongoing rich tapestry of daily life;
An edition of 80 copies, 7.7 x 5 cm (3 x 2 ins), 60 pages with full colour double page spreads printed on Somerset mould-made paper, in a threadless, cased zig-zag binding. A cloth bound slipcase.