Order Inspection Copy

To order an inspection copy of this book you must be an Academic or Teacher. Please complete this form before adding to cart. To fulfill your inspection copy request, we require the following information about your position and campus.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Illusions. The Art of Magic

by Jacques Ayroles, David Ben, Ersy Contogouris, Kevin Grace, Giusy Pisano, Katharina Rein and Christian Vachon 5 Continents
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9788874397587
Format:
Hbk 248 pages
Price:
AU$64.99 NZ$69.56
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart
During the Golden Age of Magic - the 1880s to the 1940s - magicians and prestidigitators fought a veritable advertising war. In the United States, Canada, and Europe, city walls were plastered with posters offering tantalizing previews of magician’s most spectacular tricks. Poster designers and printers were inspired by all variety of phantasmagoric imagery: devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, cards and rabbits, alluring assistants and symbols of exoticism. Here, 250 breathtaking posters, mostly dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, retrace the social history of this still-active phenomenon. These magnificent, large-format chromolithographs immortalize the magicians and the acts that marked the world of modern magic.     


 


Seven authors recognized as experts in their respective fields introduce this fabulous array of color and imagery. Published to accompany an exhibition at the McCord Museum in Montreal, which was gifted in 2015 with one of the largest collections of magic posters and documents in the world, the Allan Slaight Collection, this book will delight graphic designers, illustrators, and magic enthusiasts alike.
Jacques Ayroles, David Ben, Ersy Contogouris, Kevin Grace, Giusy Pisano, Katharina Rein and Christian Vachon.