This is a block of modernist flats in Clay Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco. I really like the way the building climbs up the hill with the lowest section set furthest back from the street.
Many of the elements of Art Deco and Moderne buildings are part of this buildng. The 'blconies'with metal railings. Glass bricks providing privacy at ground level yet allowing light to reach the interior spaces. And, although not visible in the photo, the porthole windows in the garage doors.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.