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The circus : a visual history

Author: Pascal Jacob; Marius Kwint; Augusta Dörr; Pascal Jacab
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using over 200 circus related artworks from the French National Library's private collections, celebrated cultural historian Pascal Jacob tells the story of travelling entertainers and their art and trade. From nomadic animal tamers of the Dark Ages to European jugglers and acrobats of the 1800s, from the use of the circus as Soviet propaganda to the 20th-century Chinese performance art renaissance, this is an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pascal Jacob; Marius Kwint; Augusta Dörr; Pascal Jacab
ISBN: 9781350043107 1350043109
OCLC Number: 1005201791
Language Note: Text in English. Translated from French.
Notes: "First published in France under the title Une Histoire du Cirque by Pascal Jacob, 2016 Éditions du Seuil."
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Origins: Antiquity-1770: The Grand Highway --
Impact and Domination, 1770-1880: The West Conquers the World --
Changes: 1880-1930: Of Men and Beasts --
Influences, 1930-2015: The Big Plunge --
Finale --
Glossary --
Select Bibliography --
Photographic Credits.
Other Titles: Histoire du cirque.
Responsibility: Pascal Jacob ; preface by Marius Kwint ; translated from the French by Augusta Dörr.

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The book is a wonderful romp through to the present day, richly illustrated with artworks, photographs, prints and posters, showing how this very particular form of entertainment continues to evolve. Read more...

 
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