Posts tagged facade
Posts tagged facade
Photo by Russell
I’m pretty sure I used a picture of this same building back when I was doing the E’s and Estonia came up, but c’mon, it bears repeating!
Detail, Post Office, Strasbourg, France
Photo by Bob Gorman
When I saw this come up, I was reminded immediately of this similar bas relief sculpture (“Sound”) at Rockefeller Center:
Plaza Theatre, Stockport, England
Photo by Peter Ashton
Restored Deco theater in Stockport, near Manchester.
S… Sioux City
Badgerow Building, Sioux City, Iowa
Photo by Debra Jane Seltzer
Detail of a building absolutely covered in Native American themed Deco.
For an interesting take on early 20th century architecture incorporating Native motifs, see this page I stumbled on a while back on the blog Drawing on Indians. It discusses Detroit’s Penobscot Building and then moves on to themes applicable to other buildings, like the one above.
S… San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photo by davsot
Beautiful Deco in old San Juan.
S… San Francisco
2090 Broadway, San Francisco, California
Photo by Bob Gormon
Detail of a Deco apartment building. See it on Google Street View.
Casa Judía de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Photo by Beatriz Servent
One of the more unusual Deco structures I’ve ever come across.
Check it out on Google Street View.
Bad translation of explanation on Flickr:
Located at 20 Street Castellón, this is a property built on 1930 by Swedish architect, born in 1895, Guardiola Juan Martinez, who is known for his “House Xinesa” of Barcelona. Attached to the art-deco movement, is inspired by a historicist movement in its neo-Egyptian language.
This building is called The Jewish Home for the Star of David that shows on the lintel of the door.
Behind the Bullring.
S… South Africa
Durban, South Africa
Photo by Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose
Lovely facade in Durban. For more S.A. Deco, see the Roses’ Flickr set (355 pictures).
U.S. Post Office, Reno, Nevada
Photos by Sid Penance
Two marvelous detail shots from a much larger set (97 pics) by Sid Penance.
Kress Building, Raleigh, North Carolina
Photo by Sid Penance
Detail of the city’s old Kress five & dime building, by our friend Sid Penance.