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Sexton, R.W. & Betts, B.F.

American theatres of today illustrated with plans, sections and photographs of exterior and interior details of modern motion picture and legitimate theatres throughout the United States. With a foreword by S.L. Rothafel, “Roxy”.

New York, Architectural Book Publishing Company Inc. 1927.

Reference: 7540
Price: £180 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (6)+175+(1)pp, photo ills and plans throughout. Publisher’s cloth. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

A good illustrated study of contemporary American theatre building, encompassing both traditional theatres and the new cinemas (although the authors believed that the popularity of movies was in decline, with live entertainment replacing them; cinemas were being designed accordingly). Architects featured include Herbert J. Krapp, John Eberson, McKim Mead & White, and the more progressive Joseph Urban.