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Art Deco architecture from the 1920s and 30s has an immediately recognisable style and appeal. At that time, precision machining produced perfect straight lines and curves that enhanced all aspects of these unique forward-looking designs for cinemas, hotels, theatres, offices, shops and homes. Features include streamlining, sunbursts, ziggurats, eyebrows, frozen fountains, Egyptian themes & nautical designs. Between the wars, this movement spread into the suburbs and the film industry used art deco design to attract cinema-goers into surreal surroundings of the picture palaces. Christopher Bradley’s talk on this unique architecture and art history will explore impressive examples in South Beach Miami, Napier, Cairo, and Mumbai as well as art deco in Australia.

Doors open for a welcome drink at 6pm. The lecture will be followed by a light supper.

Non-members are most welcome – cost $25. Enquiries 0417636011 or adfas.org.au or [email protected]