Title The circus : a visual history / Pascal Jacob ; translation from the French by Augusta Dorr.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018.©2018
Author Jacob, Pascal. author.
Dorr, Augusta. translator.
Date 01-01-2018
Physical description 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm
still image
Item 791.3 f JAC (Copy 1) GFL-FOLIO 316508 INLIBRARY
Major subject Circuses
Minor subject History
Overseas item
LCSH Circus -- History.
Circus -- History -- Pictorial works.
Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781350043107
Abstract 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.
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.
LCN 1242289
Item ID 316508
Database Library Catalogue