Shand, P. Morton
The architecture of pleasure. Modern theatres and cinemas.
London, Batsford 1930.
Price: £195 [convert currency]
8vo. viii + 39 + (1)pp, photo frontispiece, 128 figs, of which 1-116 are photo ills on plates extra to pagination and nos. 117 to 128 are plans within text. Publisher’s cloth. Ink ownership inscription of Peter Booth. Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate.
The only edition of this well-illustrated study of contemporary theatre and cinema architecture, especially appreciative of theatre buildings by the German architect Oskar Kaufmann (to whom the book is dedicated), but also sympathetic to theatres in more overly modernist styles by such architects as Poelzig, Gropius and Mendelsohn.