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Illusions. The Art of Magic - Posters From The Golden Age of Magic
 

Illusions. The Art of Magic - Posters From The Golden Age of Magic (Hardback)

Text by Ben, David
Text by Contogouris, Ersy
Preface by Grace, Kevin
Text by Rein, Katharina
Text by Vachon, Christian

During the Golden Age of Magic the 1880s to the 1940s magicians and prestidigitators fought a veritable advertising war. In the United States, Canada, and Europe, city walls were plastered with posters offering tantalizing previews of magician s most spectacular tricks. Poster de...signers and printers were inspired by all variety of phantasmagoric imagery: devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, cards and rabbits, alluring assistants and symbols of exoticism. Here, 250 breathtaking posters, mostly dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, retrace the social history of this still-active phenomenon. These magnificent, large-format chromolithographs immortalize the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic. Seven authors recognized as experts in their respective fields introduce this fabulous array of color and imagery. Published to accompany an exhibition at the McCord Museum in Montreal, which was gifted in 2015 with one of the largest collections of magic posters and documents in the world, the Allan Slaight Collection, this book will delight graphic designers, illustrators, and magic enthusiasts alike.
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ISBN 9788874397587
Released NZ 15 Jun 2017
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
Availability
2 Out of print

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ISBN-13 9788874397587
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Five Continents Editions
Released 15 Jun 2017
Publication Country Italy Italy
Format Hardback
Author(s) Text by Ben, David
Text by Contogouris, Ersy
Preface by Grace, Kevin
Text by Rein, Katharina
Text by Vachon, Christian
Category History Of Art & Design Styles: C 1800 To C 1900
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Illustration & Commercial Art
Poster Art
Performing Arts
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 282mm
Height: 347mm
Spine: 34mm
Dewey Code 769.46
Weight 2,870g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Magic shows - Exhibitions - Posters, Magicians - Exhibitions - Posters, Theatrical posters - Exhibitions, Posters - Exhibitions - 19th century, Posters - Exhibitions - 20th century
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade

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