Guy Mason: Art Deco in Shanghai

Submitted by Cornelia D. Bell, Guy Mason Recreation Specialist

Our speaker, Tess Johnston, first came to Shanghai in 1981 to work for the American Consulate General. In 1996, after 30 years in the diplomatic service, she retired and stayed on to research, write, and lecture. She and her co-author, Deke Erh, have published 25 books, including 15 volumes on Western architecture and the expatriate experience in old China. 

Her research combined with the splendid photographs of her co-author Deke Erh then evolved in 2006 into a coffee-table volume, Shanghai Art Deco, which rapidly sold out and is now a collector’s item.

A reception will be held after the Q&A session.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 6, by calling (202) 727-7527.   

Guy Mason Recreation Center
3600 Calvert Street NW
(Free parking on site)