Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hot news from down under!

It hasn't made it to the official websites yet, but I understand that the book Melbourne Art Deco, – written by Robin Grow (the president of that Australian capital city's Art Deco & Modernism Society) with many photos by Deco master-blogger David Thompson  – has won 'Best Publication' in the 2010 Victorian Community History Awards. Congrats Robin and David!

Melbourne was the host city of the Ninth World Congress on Art Deco® held in April 2007.

Speaking of World Congresses (and cities south of the equator), mark your calendar now for the 2011 World Congress, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 14 to 21 (hosted by the Instituto Art Déco Brasil), with a pre-congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 11 to 13. (Brazil’s capital city until 1960, Rio enjoyed a belle époque in architecture, design, art and music during the first half of the 20th century, with Art Deco representing the arrival of Modernity.)

Take it from me, it's an amazing experience to spend a week surrounded by other Decophiles and seeing and learning about another city or country's Deco!

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