Duced by ca 150 images of the original 900 it is still a antastic illustrated overview of 500 years of magic This material has never been brought together in this manner before and much of it has never been published I spent many many months personally this manner before and much of it has never been published I spent many many months personally archives and incredible private collections to select these images rom the original 30000 that I gathered Both the large and smaller versions are important publishing events in the history of magicIn terms of the images that I cut rom the original larger size of course it was very hard as all of the images mean a great deal to me However I tried to retain critical images that I elt readers would like to see while cutting images that perhaps were repeated in some aspect or contained information that could be ound in other images This volume about magic is one I ll cherish It was an absolutely incredible bargain at the price of about 50 NEW It weighs over 10 pounds and measures than 10 by 15 inches It has about 500 pages of thick paper and comes in a heavy slipcase It provides an insightful historical perspective on the evolution of the art of magic specifically on the ways individual performers have adapted their images acts advertising and venues to stay relevant in response to changes in society technology audiences and the entertainment industry in generalEach chapter has
brief essay which appears in English German and French but the star of this book is spectacular treasure trove of graphics with captions also in all three languages Chapter 7 has
a brief essay which appears in English German and French but the star of this book is
only about three paragraphs of text on Houdini but over 20 pages of outstanding Houdini photos and posters advertising his about three paragraphs of text on Houdini but over 20 pages of outstanding Houdini photos and posters advertising his are many rare photos and beautifully reproduced lithographs throughout This gem of a book is a Beowulf is my name (Rinehart editions, 146) fabulous tribute to theantastic world of magic and magicians and a real visual treat. Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art rom the 1400s to the 1950s Combining sensational images with incisive text the book explores the evolution of the magician’s craft rom medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; rom the 19th century’s Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century’s vaudevillian. Endency to repetition not surprisingly many of the posters are very
"similar to one "to one may make it less than appealing For anyone who does want to see the many skillful ways in which people can be ooled and made to love every minute of it though I heartily recommend it You better have a strong coffee table because this monster is heavy both physically and in terms of material Anyone interested in the history of conjuring will get than hisher Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit fillrom this monumental work The
book loaded with pictures and illustrations rom magical times past and itloaded with pictures and illustrations rom magical times past and it even in multiple languages A little challenging to read because of it s size and heft but well worth the trouble You ll learn about conjurors most other books never considered and gain an understanding of the rich history of the craft A must have or your magic book collection Beautiful art book containing wonderful poster images and history of magicJust to clarify some of the differences between this and the earlier book1 The original book had 650 pages this edition has 5442 This book is also in 3 languages English French and GermanIt still weighs around 14lbs and is a large ormat art book Page height is nearly 155 inches It s gorgeous airly heavy and I m happy to have it Honestly if I hadn t read about the earlier version of the book I would never guess this was scaled down It s still a
very impressive bookFrom UPDATE Re the differences between this and the larger edition the ollowing is rom theimpressive bookFrom UPDATE Re the differences between this and the larger edition the ollowing is rom the of the book Noel DanielThe smaller version is meant to offer readers the chance to discover the wonderful world of magic or a great price To be able to offer a smaller version of the irst edition the larger book at a trade price we did need to reduce its physical size which meant also reducing its page count and therefore the image count Even though the smaller version is re. Y world man had ever known As the pioneers of special effects throughout history magicians have never ceased to mystify us by making the impossible possibleThis book celebrates than 500 years of the stunning visual culture of the world’s greatest magicians Featuring than 850 rarely seen vintage posters photographs handbills and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio among others The Big Book of. .
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AND B W REPRODUCTIONS OF THE EARLY MAGICIANS ANDB W reproductions of the early Magicians and advertisements most rom the Golden Age of magicThis book is so massive you need a table to read it on it definitely is not a lap book Has many short chapters on the magicians all wrote in Three different languages but easy to Statistical Computing in C++ and R followIf interested in magicians and their past history told in photos and posters this isor you As my husband put it this book like some other monsters published by Taschen such as one on Hieronymus Bosch is than a coffee table book it s practically big enough to be the coffee table
Itself I Kid You NotI kid you not s almost too heavy to lift If you or someone you know is a an of stage magic though it s a must and at its current 2017 price on uite a bargain I think it used to be much expensiveAlthough the book traces stage magic back to its medieval origins among traveling jugglers and purveyors of the cups and ball trick it ocuses on the entertainment s heyday the late 19th and early 20th centuries The text in English French And German Provides An and German provides an history detailing the different performance venues types of tricks and individual magicians who were popular at different times I think the book s greatest draw though is the endless array of posters used to advertise the acts all displayed in ull color and many at Cities and Dialogue full page size or even two pages uite a spread given the size of the book and each extensively captioned in the same three languages The best of these lithographed posters some of them nineeet tall are real works of art Christmas Doll full ofloating ladies grinning skeletons and dancing devils not to mention the dapper tuxedoed magicians themselves There are also a Dark Tide Rising (William Monk fair number of black and white photos of the magicians performingInairness if you are not The Internet Book fascinated by stage magic the book s awkward size and Magic has enchanted humankindor millennia evoking terror laughter shock and amazement Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility―whether invoking spirits reading minds or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand Long before science The Queen from Provence (Plantagenet Saga, fiction virtual realities video games and the internet the craft of magic was the most powerfulantas.