Circus : an album


Auteurs : Granfield, Linda (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : New York

Éditeur : DK Ink Book

Date de publication : 1998

ISBN : 0-7894-2453-3

Langue : Anglais

Description : 96 p.: ill.; 24 cm

Notes : Index.

Sujets :
Histoire des arts du cirque
Traditions acrobatiques
Astley, Philip [écuyer, propriétaire de cirque]
Franconi, Antonio (1737-1836)
Ricketts, John Bill (1769-1800)
Animaux de cirque
Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth [spectacle de cirque]
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Arts du cirque - Chine
Artiste de cirque - Russie
Arts du cirque - France
Affiches de spectacles de cirque
King, Andrew
Parades de cirque
Musique de cirque
Maître de piste
Wallenda [famille de cirque]
Art clownesque - Histoire
Histoire des Sideshow - États-Unis
Arts du cirque dans l'art
Cirque au cinéma
Écoles de cirque

Dépouillement du document :
1. Birth of the circus
Ancient front row seats
Early influences
The father of the modern circu

2. Circus grows
Across the sea
The camels are coming
The circus in America
P.T.Barnum and the Greatest Show on Earth
The Ringling Brothers

3. Circus is coming
Spreading the news
Here comes the parade
Under the Big Top

4. Circus life
The Circus Family
Home away from home
Daily lessons
Hatching, matching and dispatching

5. "Ladies and gentlemen..."
On with the show
The Ringmaster
Program of displays
Circus controversy #1 : Animals
Clown Alley
Circus controversy #2 : Sideshows

6. Romance of the circus
Tales of the Big Top
The circus in art

7. Circus today...and beyond
Serious studies
The circus tomorrow

Résumé :
Circus celebrates the evolution of this gloriuos spectacle under the Big Top -- from its early days of Minoan horn-vaulting and medieval street performers through its heyday in Europe and North America with entrepreneurs such as P.T. Barnum and the Ringling family to the circus of today such as Cirque du Soleil. Illustrated with photographs, posters, paintings, and tickets from around the world, we are introduced to performers who have thrilled crowds with their daring and to world-famous clowns who have transformed comic routines into art. In this first comprehensive children's book on the subject, readers will discover the daily life of circus families, the music, training, and costumes, and the legends -- from Jumbo the elephant to the original "daring young man on the flying trapeze". Sidebars full of fascinating circus trivia about superstitions, "lot lingo", and circus inventions such as the leotard and pink lemonade, add to the fun. A fascinating inside look at one of the world's most daring and dazzling entertainments.[editor summary]

Collection : Collection Pascal Jacob

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791.309 G752c 1998

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