What is the difference between Art Deco and International Moderne?

IdleRich

IdleRich
Incidentally I really like this building in our little town - incongruous in a way although there are quite a few touches of this stuff every now and then in Portugal. The door of our block of flats kinda nods to it too in fact.
Come to think of it, on Avenida de Liberdade (which is kinda like Lisbon's Oxford St and Pall Mall in one) there is a huge art deco building which used to be a cinema and was converted to a hotel (and maybe flats too, I'm not sure). You can go and drink at the bar on the top floor and you get an amazing view of the city, it's a bit pricey but people pay 15 euros or something to go up in that lift and see the same view so it's a better deal than that.

 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I think that style is associated with the dictatorship here - or one era of it - although I'm fairly sure that building I photographed above is not that old.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Actually, if anyone but me is interested in Portuguese art deco there are two buildings I should have remembered in Porto. We dj-d in Passos Manuel which is in a building called Coliseu which is quite something and right opposite a building called Garagem which is now some kind of bar/restaurant I think.



I remember we stood on those steps above smoking cigarettes every half hour and looked across the road at the building below.



Fascinating to me that there is so much of this here but that I never really noticed it at first - certainly it wasn't the view of Portuguese architecture that I had in my head.
 
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