Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone :: Michael D. Kinerk & Dennis W. Wilhelm

Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone :: Michael D. Kinerk & Dennis W. Wilhelm soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Signed, dated and dedicated by the author, on the title page – without provenance but from the library of a well-known author and his wife of the same name. Includes: Colour photographs (within the text); Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: Glittery and colourful movie theatre facades and marquees have tempted Americans to step inside and see films since the early 1900s. In the late 1920s, however, as the talkies emerged, the old style of theatres huge and exotic buildings designed like Moorish castles, Egyptian temples, and European mansions gave way to smaller buildings in the new mode of the day, an Americanized version of the Art Deco style. Theatre owners in small towns and big cities alike built new showplaces in this style or renovated older buildings to catch the mood of the moment. Streamlined with flowing curves in gleaming metal, replete with geometric patterns and a wealth of frosted and mirrored glass, these moderne theatres were the height of fashion through the 1930s and 1940s, an…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper much sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Matching Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 11¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of the crop in my Art catalogue?


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