This amazing doorway belongs to one of the best Art Deco buildings in Shanghai. Designed by Dayu Doon, it was built in 1935 as a building for the China Aviation Association. The insignia above the door attests to that aviation link.
But there is another, more tangible link to the original purpose of this building.
The front of the building consists of the central circular section with two full-height wings, one on either side, of course. This front section is than connected to another pair of wings but a tapering corridor with a rounded roof sloping downwards as it progresses towards the rear wings which are smaller both in height and width than the other pair.
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.