Magic 1400s–1950sCopertina rigida, 9.7 x 14.8 in., 9.47 lb, 544 pagine80Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco Disponibilità: Disponibile
Art of Enchantment
The world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages to the 1950s
This book celebrates more than 500 years of the stunning visual culture of the world’s greatest magicians. Featuring more than 750 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel among others, Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magicians’ craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century’s golden age of magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century’s vaudevillians.
Jim Steinmeyer is the author of many books on magic history and practice, including Los Angeles Times best seller Hiding the Elephant (2004) and The Glorious Deception (2006). He has created deceptions featured by magicians such as Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Siegfried and Roy, and critically acclaimed illusions for Broadway hits Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods.
Mike Caveney is a writer, collector, professional magician, and the publisher of over 50 books on the theory, practice, and history of magic. His biographical works include Kellar’s Wonders (2003) with Bill Miesel, and Carter the Great (1995). An avid collector and performer for over four decades, he has appeared onstage or on TV in more than 20 countries.
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Ricky Jay, who has contributed the introduction to this book, is one of the world's great sleight of hand artists, and a distinguished actor, historian, and best-selling author. His Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women and Jay’s Journal of Anomalies were both New York Times "Notable Books of the Year," and he defined the terms of his art for The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre and Encyclopedia Britannica.
Noel Daniel si è laureata a Princeton e ha studiato a Berlino con una borsa del prestigioso programma Fulbright. Dopo il Master’s degree a Londra ha lavorato come direttrice di una galleria di fotografia d’arte prima di dedicarsi all’editoria in veste di editor. Per TASCHEN ha curato i seguenti titoli: Le fiabe di Hans Christian Andersen, Le fiabe dei fratelli Grimm, Magic e The Circus.
Magic 1400s–1950sCopertina rigida, 24.7 x 37.5 cm, 4.30 kg, 544 pagine
ISBN 978-3-8365-8668-9Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco