Art and Artifice

Art and Artifice
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Publisher : Da Capo Press
Total Pages : 192
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ISBN-13 : 0786718064
ISBN-10 : 9780786718061
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Book Synopsis Art and Artifice by : Jim Steinmeyer

Download or read book Art and Artifice written by Jim Steinmeyer and published by Da Capo Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage. Like no other author, Jim Steinmeyer gives us insight into the timeless appeal of magic. His human subjects include such characters as Steele MacKaye, Maskelyne, David Devant, P.T. Selbit, Horace Goldin, and Charles Morritt. Illusions he discusses include: The Mascot Moth, Sawing a Lady in Halves, and Morritt's Disappearing Donkey.


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