Urban Landscapes: Spanish Shanghai Description
The legacy of the Spanish architect Abelardo Lafuente.
Álvaro Leonardo Pérez, architect and researcher, presents the life and works of Abelardo Lafuente García Rojo (1871-1931), who was the only Spanish architect and builder in Shanghai during the republican years in China. In spite of a difficult beginning, his perseverance and lucidity permitted his introduction of a Mozarabic style that would eventually gain world popularity in the 1920s. Lafuente is well-known for an intimate relevance to Antonio Ramos Espejo, the Spanish entrepreneur who brought the cinema into China, whom he designed a spectacular mansion, several theatres, and projection halls for. This guided tour will show examples of the architect’s work such as: the Star Garage and the dance hall at the Hotel Astor House.
The tour will be conducted in both spanish and english.
This event has limited seating and early reservation is recommended.
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Published by cultsha on 09/27/2010