Embassy cinema

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Citación

“Embassy cinema,” Archivo China España, 1800-1950, consulta 30 de octubre de 2020, http://ace.uoc.edu/items/show/1139.

Título

Embassy cinema

Fecha

1928 ca.

Descripción

The building was designed by Spanish architect Abelardo Lafuente for film impresario Antonio Ramos in 1914 to host the Olympic cinema (Xialingpeike夏令配克). Located in 126 Bubbling Well Road (present Nanjing West Road), it was later renamed Embassy.

The style of the facade is eclectic, in line with the typical theaters of mid-19th Spain that Lafuente had known. The neo-classical lines of façade accorded with the style of the street. The interiors were designed in the neo-Arabic style introduced by Lafuente in Shanghai, in houses mostly designed for Spanish clients.

Fuente

Virtual Shanghai, ID 1972

Editor

Álvaro Leonardo Pérez

Recurso relacionado

LEONARDO PÉREZ, Álvaro (2019). Abelardo Lafuente García-Rojo (1871-1931), un arquitecto español en China (Madrid: Universidad Alcalá de Henares, unpublished PhD thesis). 

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