The Illustrated History of Magic

Note moyenne 4,22
( 46 avis fournis par Goodreads )
 
9780786716883: The Illustrated History of Magic

Set off on a magical history tour with Milbourne Christopher's classic Illustrated History of Magic. Follow the fascinating stories of the world's greatest conjurers, from sorcerer-priests in ancient Egypt, The Great Herrmann, Harry Kellar, Chung Ling Soo, Houdini, to modern miracle workers like David Copperfield, Siegfreid and Roy, and David Blaine. Filled with fantastic illustrations—poster art, photographs, illusion diagrams—this book is a feast for anyone interested in the conjuring arts.

Les informations fournies dans la section « Synopsis » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

About the Author :

Milbourne Christopher, Maurine Christopher, Foreword by David Copperfield

Milbourne Christopher played a crucial role in reviving magic's appeal for audiences in America and Europe, practicing his craft on TV and Broadway. An expert and author on magic, extrasensory perception, and the hereafter, Christopher lectured at colleges and universities and was at the forefront of the magic world from the 1950s until his death, at 70, in 1984.

From Publishers Weekly :

Feared as the devil's handiwork in medieval Europe, officially outlawed in the British colonies of North America, magic performances nevertheless attracted steadily widening audiences who marveled at the sleight of hand or sought proof of the existence of supernatural forces. First published in 1973 and long out of print, this mesmerizing, intelligent history sweeps from the earliest known image of a conjuring feat?an Egyptian wall painting made around 2500 B.C.?to the feats of that renowned escapologist Harry Houdini. In between, the authors introduce us to Muslim traveler Ibn Batuta's 1355 eyewitness account of an Indian rope trick in a Chinese royal court and to the exploits of trailblazers like French virtuoso Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, British showman Signor Antonio Blitz and Victorian entertainment producer John Nevil Maskelyne. This updated edition also covers contemporaries such as Doug Henning, Siegfried & Roy, David Copperfield and Las Vegas star Melinda Saxe. Among the 300 illustrations (plus eight pages in color) are posters, ads, photos, engravings, cartoons and playbills. Milbourne Christopher, who died in 1984, was a professional magician, lecturer and historian. Maurine Christopher is his widow.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Meilleurs résultats de recherche sur AbeBooks

1.

Christopher, Milbourne; Christopher, Maurine
Edité par Running Press
ISBN 10 : 0786716886 ISBN 13 : 9780786716883
Neuf(s) PAPERBACK Quantité : 1
Vendeur
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Running Press. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0786716886 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW7.0348872

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 52,12
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 4,21
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

2.

Christopher, Milbourne, Christopher, Mau
Edité par Running Press (2005)
ISBN 10 : 0786716886 ISBN 13 : 9780786716883
Neuf(s) Paperback Quantité : 2
Vendeur
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Etats-Unis)
Evaluation vendeur
[?]

Description du livre Running Press, 2005. Paperback. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110786716886

Plus d'informations sur ce vendeur | Poser une question au libraire

Acheter neuf
EUR 56,12
Autre devise

Ajouter au panier

Frais de port : EUR 1,68
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais