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Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone

Kinerk, Michael D.; Dennis W. Wilhelm

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ISBN 10: 0810943611 / ISBN 13: 9780810943612
Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2001
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Oblong. 8vo. 144pp. Vibrant pictorial paper covered boards, in original dust jacket. Frontis of Ritz by David Cone. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w reproductions of paintings and photographs. Cone's paintings on early American talkie movie theaters. Overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 22246

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Title: Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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"Davis Cone's extraordinarily realistic paintings of old movie theatres . . . [produce] a sharp ache of recognition of a kind of innocence that is somehow irretrievably lost. Or perhaps, because Mr. Cone's work represents these images of Americana so accuratelyóand with such a subtly elegiac quality-the emotion we feel is as of a distant memory suddenly recaptured."

-Peter Bogdanovich For more than two decades, in his widely collected paintings of America's old movie theatres, Realist artist Davis Cone has been preserving cherished memories from an era gone by. Cone's brilliantly precise paintings of the glittering Art Deco fantasy palaces that once lent magic to main streets across the nation recall the thrill of going to the movies in the days before malls and multiplexes. The text not only reveals much about Cone the artist but also covers the history and architecture of the theatres themselves. Sadly, many of the theatres painted by Cone no longer exist. But the spirit of all Popcorn Palaces remains alive in this evocative and nostalgic book.

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Michael D. Kinerk, director of newsroom technology for the Miami Herald, is a longtime student of and writer about theatres and architecture. He has compiled several databases of worldwide architecture relating to historic theatres and Art Deco masterworks.

Dennis W. Wilhelm is the archivist for the international architectural design firm Arquitectonica. An authority on many aspects of 20th-century design, he has collected widely in the Art Deco style.

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