Summer

Bombay Deco

25 June 2013

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue:

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Description:

Bombay (Mumbai), India's greatest port and cultural capital, is also home of one of the world's finest ensembles of Art Deco architecture. 

Land reclamation in the 1930s led to the development of Churchgate and Marine Drive by India's wealthiest families, reflecting the styles of the ocean liners that took them to London, Paris and New York. The style suited sub-tropical Bombay, just as it did Miami Beach, seen in cinemas, clubs and commercial buildings, but with richly appointed blocks of mansion flats rather than hotels.

The Twentieth Century Society charts the buildings and icons that defined the Art Deco experience in the gateway to India.

Part of Summer Last Tuesday - Mumbai!

Fees:

Free of charge

Contact:

talks@riba.org

Organiser:

RIBA with The Twentieth Century Society

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Bombay Art Deco. Image by Navin Ramani

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