Tag Archives: Art Deco

Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston…

Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston

Skylight-Holyman-Building

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An Edwardian door on Paterson street…

An Edwardian door on Paterson street

Its always an interesting thing to look at when one era borrows from another. In this case the shape of the door is Elizabethan generally and was used in the odd English fortified home before that. And yet here we have a door in a building that likely just preceded or was built at the time of the most recognisable modern twentieth century style that being Art Deco.

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'Rosetta' a home on the edge of West Launceston or is it Prospect?

Rosetta is a lovely Art Deco home on the edge of West Launceston or is it Prospect

Rosetta is beautiful Art Deco home on the edge of West Launceston or is it Prospect? Its quite difficult to photograph any other angle than the front of this home but it has all of the feature that typify the Art Deco Style, flying balconies on two sides, curved walls and steel framed windows all in good condition for its age. However there is one little feature that is downright quirky, a mimicked single corinthian column on the right hand side of  the very ampley wide door.
Is this a little visual joke, a builders error or a client, architect compromise. What ever it is, its an oddment and an interesting find. Again it would be pleasure to have a look around and photograph this building…

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Art Deco In Launceston Tasmania…

The Holyman Building Launceston Tasmania

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Art Deco meets a minimal theatre …

Art Deco meets a new minimal theatre in Perth Western Australia Lumix G3 f11 1/1250 ISO 400 14-42mm G lens

Within the last thirty years developers often with the permission of local government have managed destroy many fine Art Deco buildings that were perfectly able to be renovated. Our architectural heritage has been decimated at the price of progress. Then in the late eighties there was a bit of a public backlash against the destruction. There were a few old pubs that were on the brink of demolition that ended up being saved and renovated in a modern style and people liked it. That led to a greater public awareness which in turn placed pressure on local government to be more critical with the granting demolition requests from developers. The above pic is an example but in this case it is a public building that has been merged a nineteen twenties store front has become a facade for a twenty first century theatre complex…

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Blue light…

Canon G9 f3.2 1/125s ISO400

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Blue angles…

Canon G9 f3.2 1/80s ISO400

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Blue on blue…

Canon G9 f3.2 1/30s ISO400

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Blue art deco moulding…

Canon G9 f3.2 1/50s ISO 400

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