Avenida 18 de Julio in Montevideo is lined with shops at street level many with several floors of apartments above. This is one such building.
Metal railed balconies occupy the central section of the building but as is often the case the top floor reveals the best decoration. Here we have a pair of reliefs, mirror images, depicting a female figure tending a brazier.
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.