Psychedelic-like Design Art Deco Doorway

Mid-1930s Art Deco style doorway, Mosilor area, Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

The design of the Art Deco style doorway presented above suggests an interesting psychedelic pattern well before its emergence in the 1960s pop art. A number of 1930s Art Deco style buildings in Bucharest display such refined motifs and decorations, as I recorded in a post last year about an exquisite decorative wall panel. It is a witness and a measure of Bucharest’s intense creative scene of those years, considered the golden age for this city, still unmatched today, after more than seven decades of devastating communist and post-communist regimes.


I endeavor through this series of daily articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


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Article about the the “Historic Houses of Romania” blog in the publication “Romanian Diaspora”

The Romanian language online magazine “Romanian Diaspora” (“Diaspora Romaneasca”) from Italy has published a laudative article about the blog “Historic Houses of Romania” (its Romanian language version: “Case de Epoca”) and its contribution to the dissemination of information and news about the Romanian architectural heritage. I would like here to express, as the author of this blog, my thanks to the editors of “Romanian Diaspora” for the article and their nice words! It is a feeling of great professional satisfaction when my writings and research are thus found interesting and appreciated by people from among the large Romanian expatriate communities from Italy and elsewhere searching for references about their cultural identity.

Articol despre blogul Case de Epoca in publicatia Diaspora Romaneasca Ziarul online “Diaspora Romaneasca” din Italia a publicat pe data de 10 August 2010 un elogios articol despre blogul Case de Epoca, click aici pentru acces la articol. Mentionez mai jos cateva dintre frumoasele si incurajatoarele cuvinte ale redactorilor la adresa scrierilor mele pe tema patrimoniului arhitectural romanesc, pentru care le multumesc: “Oameni ca Valentin Mandache sunt o comoară pentru orice urbe care mai are o fărâmă de istorie, tr … Read More

via Case de Epoca