Temple Emanuel

Albert Anis and Charles Greco
1701 Washington

Commentators on architecture often subdivide Art Deco into different styles from Mayan Deco to Chinese Deco to Indian Deco. This Jewish temple is sometimes described as Egyptian Deco, a rather peculiar influence given that Egypt is predominantly Moslem. The heavy front bears a slight resemblance to Egyptian temple pylons (pre-Moorish, of course) but the geometric decoration seems more like Spanish Moorish designs. (See, for example, the Alhambra and the Alcázar in Seville).

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