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ohputamadre asked: Hello, how are you? Do you know anything about El Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City? It has a lot of deco elements :D

Hi!

Yes, I know about it. In the past I have shared some pictures.

From what I understand, it was built over a couple of decades, as it was interrupted by the revolution. The outside (built earlier) is more traditional but the inside is Deco.

Here are some links:

http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/post/68272766617/m-mexico-city-palacio-de-bellas-artes-mexico

http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/post/8879013888/detail-palace-of-fine-arts-palacio-de-bella

http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/post/5361411140/palacio-de-bellas-artes-mexico-city-mexico-by

More Mexico City Deco here: http://decoarchitecture.tumblr.com/search/mexico+city/

Here it is on Flickr — look for interior photos: https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Palacio%20de%20Bella%20Artes

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palacio_de_Bellas_Artes

Web Site: http://www.palacio.bellasartes.gob.mx

Wendy

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Medic Building, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Debbie
Endangered building with lots of detail, like large sunbursts. (Detail shot coming up.)
From Flickr:

The Medic Building, on Preservation Chicago’s new list of most endangered buildings. “The Medic building, situated at the corner of Melrose and Ashland, is an extremely intact example of a Chicago building with art deco detailing. This intersection, in conjunction with Belmont and Ashland, was an important commercial hub when the building was constructed in 1929.” M.F. Strauch, architect.

Medic Building, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Endangered building with lots of detail, like large sunbursts. (Detail shot coming up.)

From Flickr:

The Medic Building, on Preservation Chicago’s new list of most endangered buildings. “The Medic building, situated at the corner of Melrose and Ashland, is an extremely intact example of a Chicago building with art deco detailing. This intersection, in conjunction with Belmont and Ashland, was an important commercial hub when the building was constructed in 1929.” M.F. Strauch, architect.

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Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Debbie
Elegant exterior detail. 
From Flickr:

The eight-story Belle Shore Apartments is located at 1062 W. Bryn Mawr. Built in 1929 as an apartment hotel, it was designed by Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld, who were influenced by the Egyptian Art-Deco movement (King Tut’s tomb had been discovered only a few years before). It was named for developer Max Malter’s wife, Belle. It is decorated in green-and-cream terra cotta from the Northwest Terra Cotta Company and has many relief figures. The lobby has a mural with scenes from the Old Testament. The Belle Shore was originally intended as studio and one-bedroom accommodations for young, single working people and operated as a residential hotel—with full ammenities—for many years. Over the decades, the Belle Shore was the victim of neglect, and much wear-and-tear was evident. (Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads website)

Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Debbie

Elegant exterior detail. 

From Flickr:

The eight-story Belle Shore Apartments is located at 1062 W. Bryn Mawr. Built in 1929 as an apartment hotel, it was designed by Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld, who were influenced by the Egyptian Art-Deco movement (King Tut’s tomb had been discovered only a few years before). It was named for developer Max Malter’s wife, Belle. It is decorated in green-and-cream terra cotta from the Northwest Terra Cotta Company and has many relief figures. The lobby has a mural with scenes from the Old Testament. The Belle Shore was originally intended as studio and one-bedroom accommodations for young, single working people and operated as a residential hotel—with full ammenities—for many years. Over the decades, the Belle Shore was the victim of neglect, and much wear-and-tear was evident. (Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads website)

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Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, IllinoisPhoto by Anthony Alfaro
Bright and colorful terra cotta.
From Flickr:

Brilliant Bryn Mawr Sunburst 
Pure Art Deco-ness on the Belle Shore Apartment. This lovely 1929 Egyptian Art Deco apartment building was designed by architects Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld and currently is a key building on the Bryn Mawr Historic District.

Belle Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois
Photo by Anthony Alfaro

Bright and colorful terra cotta.

From Flickr:

Brilliant Bryn Mawr Sunburst 

Pure Art Deco-ness on the Belle Shore Apartment. This lovely 1929 Egyptian Art Deco apartment building was designed by architects Nathaniel Koenigsberg and Leon Weisfeld and currently is a key building on the Bryn Mawr Historic District.

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"Aloha … the Universal Word" by Eugene Savagevia Honolulu Museum of Art
Mural featured in the new exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Hawaii and Art Deco.
From Honolulu Magazine:

New Honolulu Museum of Art Exhibition: Art Deco in Paradise
When art deco became a global sensation in the 1920s, it was all about mixing modernism with romanticism. Combining bright colors and nostalgic subject matter with clean, abstracted lines and shapes was exciting, and the new aesthetic quickly became ubiquitous. Soon, art deco was showing up worldwide, in paintings,  architecture and even advertising.Hawaii was no exception. In the early 20th century, the Islands were increasingly being sold as the perfect tourist destination—romantic, yes, modern, yes—and art deco became a perfect lens to magnify Hawaii’s charms to a worldwide audience.But, wait … Hawaiian art deco? If you’ve never thought about Hawaii being a hub of art deco style, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

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"Aloha … the Universal Word" by Eugene Savage
via Honolulu Museum of Art

Mural featured in the new exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art on Hawaii and Art Deco.

From Honolulu Magazine:

New Honolulu Museum of Art Exhibition: Art Deco in Paradise

When art deco became a global sensation in the 1920s, it was all about mixing modernism with romanticism. Combining bright colors and nostalgic subject matter with clean, abstracted lines and shapes was exciting, and the new aesthetic quickly became ubiquitous. Soon, art deco was showing up worldwide, in paintings,  architecture and even advertising.

Hawaii was no exception. In the early 20th century, the Islands were increasingly being sold as the perfect tourist destination—romantic, yes, modern, yes—and art deco became a perfect lens to magnify Hawaii’s charms to a worldwide audience.

But, wait … Hawaiian art deco? If you’ve never thought about Hawaii being a hub of art deco style, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

Read more »

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