Movie theater architecture is an architecture of night. Next to classical, individual cinemas, large multiplex centers have appeared, becoming an integral component of large amusement parks. This book explores these developments with the help of 60 contemporary buildings.
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 fascinating book is a comprehensive examination of the history of the cinema building in Britain.
This illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics.
The Grand Theater Qingdao lies in the Laoshan district of the harbour city at a newly created park that stretches from the sea to the foot of the Laoshan mountains. This publication shows the significance of this 'stage of urban life' in the historical context of China's opera and concert houses.