I spotted this building while we were in Bulevar España in Montevideo waiting for a bus (or a taxi if we could attract one) to take us back to our hotel. It didn't look like much especially since that tree was obscuring my view of the corner of the building. Something, boredom perhaps, made me walk a little along the side street unveiling an amazing geometric construction sitting on the roofline.
I thought it looked a bit like a modernist dog ... but I could have been delirious after a long day looking at wonderful Montevideo architecture.
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.