Lichtspieltheater: Eine Sammlung ausgeführter Kinohäuser in Berlin
Berlin: Verlag von Ernst Wasmuth A.-G. 1914. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 104pp. Green quarter cloth over original gilt-stamped decorative ruling and lettering on stiff wraps. Color frontispiece. A collection of realized silent movie theaters in Berlin with contributions on the 'rank of the movies in contemporary life,' the 'technology of movies,' the 'first movie theaters,' the 'artistic requirements of the movie theater as part of a larger architectural complex,' and 'the movie theater as a exclusive architectural structure.'
The text is beautifully illustrated with b/w in-text photographs and detailed architectural plans. The extraordinary, captioned full page b/w reproductions (app.. 7 x 5"), starting with fig. 38 to 109, depict the lavish interiors of Berlin movie theaters and ten photographs of facades. Includes two color plates of the movie theater at the Nollendorfplatz, paintings by Oskar Kaufmann. Text in German. Light wear along edges of binding and head and tail of spine with minor scuffing on back cover. Light age-toning of endpapers. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #40860