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Author Jacob, Pascal, author.

Title The circus : a visual history / Pascal Jacob ; preface by Marius Kwint ; translation from the French by Augusta Dörr.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.3 JAC    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Note "First published in France under the title Une Histoire du Cirque by Pascal Jacob, 2016 ©ØEditions du Seuil."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Summary 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 exhaustive history with a uniquely international scope.0Jacob draws on both rare and famous artworks, including prints dating from the 13th century, and paintings by Picasso and Dore. In doing so he demonstrates the circus to be a visual and physical masterpiece, constantly moving and evolving, and just as exciting an experience for audiences now as it was 1,000 years ago.
Language Text in English. Translated from French.
Subject Bibliotháeque nationale de France.
Circus -- History.
Circus -- History -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Kwint, Marius, writer of preface.
Dörr, Augusta, translator.
Translation of: Jacab, Pascal. Histoire du cirque.
Added Title Histoire du cirque. English
ISBN 9781350043107 (hardcover ; alkaline paper) $40.00
1350043109 (hardcover ; alkaline paper) $40.00

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