Empire Mandsions is a large apartment block in the French Concession area of Shanghai. It dates from 1931 and was designed by Kyetay, Architects & Engineers. It sits on a busy intersection along Middle Huaihai Road and you may not be surprised to know that there are a lot of busy interestions in Shanghai.
The side view illustrates the size of the block and even the side entrances are impressive.
But as with many deco buildings the architects have made the corner of the building the main decorative feature.
Shanghai Art Deco, by Tess Johnson & Deke Erh.
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.