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Illustrated by Illustrated. Good+ with no dust jacket. Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, sunning, rubbed, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize hardcover.; Reprint of the 1790 edition, Printed for the Author, and sold by I and J Taylor. Illustrated with 13 crisp, numbered plates, not bound in correct order. "...Saunders work presented a pithy account of what was wrong with almost all existing theatres and explained what could be done, through new building or reconstruction, to put things right. Saunders brings to brings to his subject a broad knowledge of contemporary theatre architecture and a sharply critical view of its quality, as in his critique of Michael Novosielski's reconstruction of the King's Theatre in the Haymarket in 1782 as having arrested the progress of sound at every point. Saunders believed in the fundamental importance of sound in the design of theatres, though he knew no more than his contemporaries about the dynamics of the phenomena."-Jane Milling et al; The Cambridge History of British Theatre, Volume 2, page 302. An important early treatise that illuminates the relationships between architecture, social convention and acoustics in theatre design.; Ex-Library; x, 94, 13 pl pages.
SAUNDERS, George. A TREATISE ON THEATRES. New York: Blom, 1968. Folio. Cloth. (ii), x, 94 pages, 17 plates. Facsimile of the 1790 edition on the architecture of theaters from ancient Greece to the end of the eighteenth century. Very good.
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