Art Deco Buenos Aires: The Architecture of Entertainment

Art Deco Buenos Aires:
The Architecture of Entertainment


When: Monday, May 14, From 6:30­­­ to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Consulate General of Argentina,
Where: 12 W 56th Street, New York, NY 10019


About the Event:

Join ADSNY and the Consulate General of Argentina for a special illustrated lecture by architect, author, and historian, Fabio Grementieri. We will explore how Buenos Aires was transformed by urban renewal and massive new construction projects during the Interwar period.

Grementieri’s exciting presentation illustrates how various international influences affected Art Deco design and architecture in Buenos Aires, with a special focus on the design of spectacular entertainment venues such as movie theaters, music halls, and more. These multicultural influences include a wide range of European design principles: the elegant architectural aesthetic referred to as Yacht Style or Rationalism, which can be seen in the city’s luxury residential buildings; and Streamline design, which created a monumental, futuristic atmosphere to areas throughout the city. Grementieri will also discuss the surprising cultural and architectural connections between Buenos Aires and New York during the Interwar period.

Register today for this unique talk that explains the transformation of the cityscape in the context of tango euphoria, show business, and the cultural effervescence of the interwar years that influenced the architecture of entertainment.

Please note: Buenos Aires is the host city of the upcoming 2019 International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS) World Congress. This talk will give a sneak peek into the architecture and design that makes this city a perfect destination for Art Deco enthusiasts from around the world.

About the Speaker:

Fabio Grementieri holds a degree in architecture from Universidad de Buenos Aires, specializing in nineteenth and twentieth century heritage, preservation, and architectural history. Grementieri has published numerous articles and has written and co-authored several books including Great Residences of Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires Art Nouveau; and Buenos Aires, Art Deco and Rationalism. His work focuses on the appraisal, preservation and enhancement of built heritage. He organizes seminars, and consults with and develops projects for public and private organizations, such as the Ministry of Culture of Argentina, the City of Buenos Aires, the U.S. State Department, the Embassy of Brazil in Buenos Aires, the Getty Foundation, the World Monuments Fund of New York, and Villa Ocampo (UNESCO). In 2009 he received the Henry Hope Reed Award by the Richard Driehaus Foundation of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame of Indiana for his accomplishments in the field of heritage preservation. He is a member of the National Commission of Monuments and Sites of Argentina.



This event is open to Art Deco Society members as well as non-members. Please email for registration instructions.


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