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The American Circus


Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300185393
Σειρά βιβλίου: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts(YUP)
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 432
Διαστάσεις: 28x4x23
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The American Circus"

A showcase of the "golden age" of the circus in America The circus is a source of nostalgia for Americans of all ages, either from memories of attending P. T. Barnum's "Greatest Show on Earth," or through the colorful evocations in many movies, television programs, and books. Interest in the circus phenomenon is unflagging, yet there have been few publications that look closely at how the circus's European origins were refashioned for an American audience. Lavishly illustrated and carefully researched, this volume explores how American culture, values, demography, and business practices altered the fundamental nature of the European circus, and how, by the end of the 19th century, they had transformed it into a distinctly American pastime. At the peak of its cultural significance, the circus was a sophisticated combination of theater and business, and made effective use of advertising, train travel, and hyperbole. The subjects in The American Circus reflect this complexity, ranging widely from thematic explorations of circus music and elephants to more closely focused studies of objects such as circus toys, souvenirs, and performers' costumes. The book also explores the dark and even nefarious side of the circus, and its associations with marginalized dimensions of American life and culture. With contributions from leading scholars, this stylishly designed volume aims to identify the salient features of an Americanized cultural product and to analyze its appeal for American audiences.


Κατηγορία: θέατρο
Σειρά βιβλίου: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts(YUP)
ISBN: 9780300185393
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 14/08/2012
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 432
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Susan Weber, Edited by: Kenneth L. Ames, Edited by: Matthew Wittmann
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 2350 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 28x4x23 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 327 color illus.

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