Monday, December 31, 2012
The best photo I have of the mosaic, is not of the mosaic at all. The Art Deco 1910-1939 exhibition at the NGV in 2008 included the large scale oil paintings that Waller did as part of the preparation for the mosaic. These were reproduced as posters promoting the exhibition and placed on the side of the NGV building.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
The South Building dates back to the mid 19th century when it was known as the Central Hotel. Early in the 20th century the hotel was restructured as the Palace Hotel. During the Second World War it was occupied by the Japanese and afterwards by the Municipal Construction Department between 1952 and 1965, then it returned to the function of a hotel as part of the Peace Hotel.
In 2007, the hotel was closed for extensive refurbishment bringing the hotel back to its 1930s glamour.
Fairmont Peace Hotel website
If you want to know more about the Sassoon family I recommend today's post Remarkable Sassoon family: the English branch at the ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly blog.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Shanghai Art Deco, by Tess Johnson & Deke Erh.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Leeton - Yanco - Whitton Heritage Trail Booklet, Leeton Shire Council 2011
By the way, Leeton are planning another Art Deco Festival for March 2013. Visit the Leeton Shire Council website for more details.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
January - Ritz Cinema, Randwick, NSW
February - Piccadilly Cinema, North Adelaide, SA
March - Regal Cinema, Subiaco, WA
April - Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne, NSW
May - Capri Theatre, Goodwood, SA
June - Metro Theatre, Kings Cross, NSW
July - Cinema One, Devonport, TAS
August - Rivoli Cinema, Hawthorn East, VIC
September - Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
October - Astor Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
November - Windsor Theatre, Nedlands, WA
December - Sun Theatre, Yarraville, VIC
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
SALE TECHNICAL SCHOOL. (1944, February 7). Gippsland Times (Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved December 12, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64166688
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Igreja São Francisco de Assis, AgendaBH.com.br
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Oscar Niemeyer Website
Edificio Copan Website
Edificio Copan, Emporis.com
Friday, December 7, 2012
Brasilia Cathedral, About Brasilia
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I love to stop and have a look at the deco graves in country cemeteries. Today I had a wander around Bunyip cemetery. I am astounded by how long the basic concrete deco designs were used.
This double grave is for Jane Alice Burleigh (d 17 Nov 1937) and Edwin Albert Brooking (d 29 Jul 1937).