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Customs Building, Montevideo

About, Part 5: Uruguay, Haven of Refuge

Customs Building Montevideo, approx. 1950 They could hardly have come to a better place: Uruguay has a long history of European immigration and was, at this time already, a relatively …

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Jeanne and Arno Mandello, Montevideo

About, Part 4: New Threats and Second Exile

Jeanne and Arno Mandello With the outbreak of the Second World War and the imminent invasion of France by the Germans, Jeanne and Arno had to flee Paris. First threatened …

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Untitled (Eiffel Tower, Paris), 1934

About, Part 3: The 1930s – First Exile in France

Publicity for fashion and perfume label Maggy Rouff, Paris, approx. 1935-38 The economic and political turmoil in Germany in the 1930s prompted Mandello to uproot herself and begin a new …

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Frank Arnau, ‘Mandello, ein Photograph in Montevideo/A photographer in Montevideo’, Camera, 1953

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J. Hellmut Freund, ‘Arte foto-gráfica. Alrededor de la producción de Arno y Jeanne Mandello’, Entregas de la Licorne (Susana Soca), 1953

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“Mandello”, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, 1952

   

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Plaza Cinema, Montevideo, by architect Rafael Lorente Escudero

Cine Plaza, Montevideo, by Uruguayan architect Rafael Lorente Escudero

At the end of the 1940s, Uruguayan architect Rafael Lorente Escudero, a friend of the Mandellos, designed a modernist cinema, apartment and shop complex in the centre of Montevideo, which …

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Central Cinema, Montevideo, by Rafael Lorente Escudero

Cine Central, Montevideo, by Uruguayan architect Rafael Lorente Escudero

At the end of the 1940s, Uruguayan architect Rafael Lorente Escudero, a friend of the Mandellos, designed a modernist cinema, apartment and shop complex in the centre of Montevideo, which …

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Central Cinema, Montevideo, late 1940s

Central Cinema, Montevideo, early 1950s

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Central Cinema, Montevideo, late 1940s

Central Cinema, Montevideo, early 1950s

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