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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Slp Mul edition (4 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836520257
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836520256
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 5.7 x 39.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a gee-whiz spectacle of a book, a three-ring extravaganza as bright as a pinball machine." -The New York Times Book Review "This is a gee-whiz spectacle of a book, a three-ring extravaganza as bright as a pinball machine." -The New York Times Book Review"

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Linda Granfield is a widely published author whose book Circus: An Album won six awards, including a place on the "Best of the Best" list by Chicago Public Library. Known for her clear and accessible writing, Granfield has penned many young adult publications as well as adult nonfiction books. She lives in Toronto, Canada. San Francisco-based circus historian Dominique Jando has written five books on the circus, was associate artistic director of New York's Big Apple Circus 1983-2002, and director of the San Francisco School of Circus Arts 2003-04. He is also cofounder of Paris's world-famous circus arts competition, the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. Fred Dahlinger, Jr. from Baraboo, Wisconsin, is a circus historian and author of several books on the American circus. TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University, and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a master's in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books include Magic 1400s-1950s (2009) and The Circus 1870-1950 (2008).

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. WOODWARD on 24 Dec. 2010
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I was going to buy this direct from the publisher, but searched Amazon "just in case" & I'm glad I did! It's a present for a relative, but a cursory glance showed it to be an artworks collection, rather than an essay on the circus. The narrative is in 3 languages, as are all the Taschen books I've seen. For a stunning pictorial of the circus of the period, I would highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Barfield on 30 Nov. 2011
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A really sumptuous and beatiful book and certainly more than worth the money if you are really interested in the circus and its history. While it is true the text is tri-lingual (triplicated in English, French and German) and this may seem odd for the English only speaker;, it does help to increase the market for a book like this from the publisher's point of view and therefore make an extraordinary work like this a possibility. It isn't a theoretical academic book on circuses but more of a general and richly illustrated history full of exciting facts and primary materials. The text is written by some outstanding circus scholars and has been scrupulously researched, as indeed is their illuminating choice of material from rare photographs of circuses to playbills, posters and other ephemeral memorabilia. Considering the production values and the length of this book - the price is extremely reasonable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Oli on 8 Nov. 2011
Format: Hardcover
It is amazing value for all the images and information you get from this book. Highly recommended it. It is a great present.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By soozy on 16 Jan. 2012
Format: Hardcover
a really fantastic book the photos were really brilliant and the size impressive,plenty of reading too, my only regret is that it did not cover english circus
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