MAIL ORDER 800-321-4726

Magic, 1400s-1950s - Hardcover

MFR Part #: 9783836528078
Samy's Part #: S-024372
$6995
In-store prices may vary
Select Size:
Notice: This item is non-returnable
Special Order
Call to Order: 1-800-321-4726

Description

Rebates

Specifications

Rate & Review


Magic has enchanted humankind for 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 fiction, virtual realities, video games and the internet, the craft of magic was the most powerful fantasy world man had ever known. As the pioneers of special effects throughout history, magicians have never ceased to mystify us by making the impossible possible.

This book Taschen Magic, 1400s–1950s celebrates more than 500 years of the dazzling visual culture of the world’s greatest magicians. Featuring more than 1,000 rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings as well as paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Caravaggio among others, The Big Book of Magic traces the history of magic as a performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s. Combining sensational images with incisive text, the book explores the evolution of the magician’s craft, from medieval street performers to the brilliant stage magicians who gave rise to cinematic special effects; from the 19th century’s Golden Age of Magic to groundbreaking daredevils like Houdini and the early 20th century’s vaudevillians.

About the authors: Mike Caveney is a writer, collector, professional magician, and the publisher of over 50 books on the theory, practice, and history of magic. His biographical works include Kellar’s Wonders (2003) with Bill Miesel, andCarter the Great (1995). An avid collector and performer for over four decades, he has appeared onstage or on TV in more than 20 countries.

Jim Steinmeyer is the author of many books on magic history and practice, including Los Angeles Times bestseller Hiding the Elephant (2004) and The Glorious Deception (2006). He has created deceptions featured by magicians such as Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Siegfried and Roy, and critically acclaimed illusions for Broadway hits Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods.

Customers Also Browsed

  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide on Canon EOS Rebel T6S/760D & T6I/750D - Paperback Book
    $23.95
  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide, Nikon D3200
    $23.99
  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide on Nikon D750 - Paperback Book
    $23.95
  • Taschen - Expanding Universe Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope - Hardcover
    $69.99
  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide on Nikon D5500 - Paperback Book
    $23.95
  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide To Nikon D810 - Paperback Book
    $23.95
  • Taschen - Francois Truffaut, The Complete Films - Hardcover
    $14.95
    Special Order
    Call to Order: 1-800-321-4726
  • Samys Camera - Love West Coast Girls by Mike Miller - Hardcover Book
    $75.00
    Special Order
    Call to Order: 1-800-321-4726
  • Ammonite Press - The Expanded Guide - Nikon D5300
    $23.95
  • Ammonite Press - Digital Black & White Photography - Book
    $23.95
  • Samys Camera - The Haight Love, Rock, and Revolution - Book
    $50.00
  • Amherst Media - The Art of Posing - Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers
    $15.00
    Special Order
    Call to Order: 1-800-321-4726
Books Information
Book Category Photography Books & Tutorials
Be the First to write a Review.
See any errors? Let us know.
CALL US TOLL FREE AT 1-800-321-4726 FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE & ORDERING.
Copyright © 2017 Samy's Camera All rights reserved. Terms & Conditions | Privacy & Security Policy
Price, images, specifications and descriptions of items are subject to change without notice. We are not responsible for typographical or photographical errors. Rebates & conditions, and expiration dates from manufacturers are subject to their authorization.
]