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Cinemas in Britain : a history of cinema architecture

Author: Richard Gray
Publisher: Farnham, UK ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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This study looks at the history of the cinema in Britain, from its 19th century origins up to the present day, providing a detailed architectural history, and also evoking the magic of movie-going.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gray
ISBN: 1848220723 9781848220720
OCLC Number: 701470857
Notes: "Produced in collaboration with the Cinema Theatre Association."
Previous edition: 1996.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The Moving Image: Invention and pioneers --
Films Find a Home: The Early Years --
The Cinematograph Act: The Cinema Building Grows Up --
The Edwardian Luxury Cinema; The Early 1920s: The First 'Super-Cinemas' --
The American 'Movie Palace' --
Hollywood in the West End --
'You ain't heard nothing yet!' --
The Picture Palace in the late 1920s ... and Into the Next Decade --
'Atmospherics' and Fantasy --
The Granada Style --
Transition in Cinema Architecture --
Gaumont-British: Picture Palaces for the Nation --
The Odeon Style; ABC and Union --
The 1930s: Cinema Architects and Their Clients --
Cinema Interiors: Designers and Decorators --
Music for the Movies --
The Expanding Screen, the Contracting Cinema --
The Third Age of the Cinema --
Glossary of Architectural Terms --
'Listed' Cinemas: A Future for the Past? --
Gazetteer of British Cinema Buildings.
Responsibility: Richard Gray.
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Despite an uneven history in terms of its popularity, the cinema continues to play an important role in British culture and cinema buildings are a vital part of communities across the country. This  Read more...

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