Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Deco Delights

Most people, I know not all, really like the Art Deco architectural style, but first an update to this post. The sign says; Motor Engineers (and) Panel Beaters. 

These are all in the area of South Yarra where I at times ISO walk. Some you may have seen before but you may have forgotten.

This one I have certainly featured before.


You may remember this place when I featured its lamps. I am not sure that it is Art Deco, but what the heck.


It has some very detailed brickwork and the designer and bricklayers should be proud of themselves.



Perhaps more Modern than Art Deco. I love it.


I think this fits the bill.


Maybe Modern too. The periods kind of overlap.


The last one you get two for the price of one. Both are a little shabby and could do with a coat of paint.

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  1. I do like them all - but the second is my favourite. Kudos to the designer and to the architect indeed.

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    1. EC, while I know roughly what the others would look inside, I think this one would be a no expense spared fit out.

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  2. Art deco began shortly before World War 1 and ended shortly before the start of World War 11. It gave us so many beautiful designs and styles...beautifully depicted in "The Great Gatsby" movies.

    Art deco has a special "romance" about it, to me...if that makes sense...glsmour....

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    1. Lee, it is very representative of a certain time and lifestyle.

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  3. Love the last ones!

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  4. I lived in an area of much art deco housing in Toronto and absolutely love it. Also hooked on the old art deco movies and clothing and design.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, I am sure you enjoyed Hercule Poirot for those reasons too.

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  5. They don't build like that anymore.
    Rather attractive.

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    1. Margaret, sadly we do lose some Art Deco buildings at times.

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  6. The final illustration is a classic; it has real allure.

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    1. Cro, it is and note all the threes.

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  7. I'm not a fan of all things deco, but there are things I like that turn out to be deco, usually lamps. One thing I don't like is deco mirrors. The general deco house style is okay to look at.

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    1. River, the lamps can be stunning. I think reproduction Art Deco mirrors rather spoilt it for many.

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  8. Your three white buildings are beautiful.

    I love the "real" deco, 1925-39. It has to have a smooth external surfaces with no splashes of colour, only linear decorations, no exposed bricks etc. It can be white, light grey, bone or cream (except for Miami Beach etc where they made up their own colour rules).

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    1. Hels, and Napier in New Zealand.

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  9. I like the rounded shape/look of the first and last photo, not the rather than the square/angular look of 5. That has too modern a look.
    The red brick and the others leave me cold

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    1. Cathy, 5 probably isn't deco at all.

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  10. I’m an Art Deco Fan. Particularly the ones with curves balconies.

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    1. First and last fitting that bill nicely Joe.

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  11. The first, third and last had my heart beating a little faster Andrew.. classic Deco has that effect on moi 💜

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    1. Grace, the last seems to be a real favourite.

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  12. All the shapes are beautiful, but the photo of the fifth building shape is what I like the most.

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    1. Another vote for the 5th, Himawan.

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  13. I like the thought of having a balcony.

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    1. Gigi, I couldn't live in an apartment without one.

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  14. Those last ones would be fabulous if they got a coat of colorful paint a la Miami Beach. I like the Motor Works building too, and yeah, the brickwork on that second one is very interesting and ornate.

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    1. Steve, that brickwork is unusual here. It would hae been expensive to do.

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