On September 1 we had a very special gathering at Tarq Gallery in Colaba. We’re delighted to have partnered with Hena Kapadia and the gallery team to unveil the zine Bombay Deco: Hidden in Plain Sight at the historic Dhanraj Mahal building. The venue was extra special as it’s one of the most iconic examples of Art Deco architecture in the island city.
Prof. Mustansir Dalvi, faculty at the Sir JJ School of Architecture delivered a lecture about ‘The Architects of Bombay Deco’, to introduce the subject. He shared his insightful research into the student work produced at the College, the professional practice of leading architects in the 1930-60s and the development of Bombay Deco as a style unique to the city’s character.
It was a wonderful evening made even better by the support of so many of Storycity’s readers and former team members. Our ever enthusiastic friend Nupur Joshi of Paper Planes also opened sales of the zine on their website. The response has already been terrific!
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