As we walked down Avenida Rivadavia in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires this was the first inkling that there was an interesting building ahead. Or should I say another interesting building because BA is chock-a-block with interesting buildings especially from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras.
As we drew level, we could see it was a church, the Templo Metodista as it turns out.
The church dates from around 1930 and was designed by Phillip Massey.
Buenos Aires Art Déco y Racionalismo, Mimi Böhn (text: Fabio Grementieri, photos: Xavier Verstraeten)
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 email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.