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The Circus Book, 1870s-1950s

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Details

  • Editor: Noel Daniel
  • Publisher: Taschen
  • Pages: 544
  • Illustrations: Full color throughout
  • Dimensions: 10 2/3'' x 15 3/4''
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Authors:
  • ISBN: 9783836520256

Description

Description

By Dominique Jando and Linda Granfield

This book brings to life the grit and glamour of the American circus, which during its heyday was the world's largest show-biz industry.From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. The spectacle of death-defying daredevils and strapping super-heroes gripped the American imagination, outshining theater, comedy, and minstrel shows of the day, and ultimatelypaving the way for film and television.

Images include gems by early circus photographers Frederick Whitman Glasier and Edward Kelty; iconic circus photographs by Mathew Brady and Cornell Capa; andlittle-known images by Stanley Kubrick and Charles and Ray Eames. For the first time, contemporary readers can experience the legend of the American circus in all its glory.

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