Houdini: Art and Magic download free [PDF and Ebook] by Brooke Kamin Rapaport

Houdini: Art and Magic download free [PDF and Ebook] by Brooke Kamin Rapaport year 2010
  • Book name: Houdini: Art and Magic
  • Author: Brooke Kamin Rapaport
  • Release date: 2010/11/25
  • Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Home and Garden
  • ISBN: 9780300146844
  • Rating: 8.84 of 10
  • Votes: 342
  • Review by: Daleyza Thurston
  • Review rating: 8.26 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/9
  • Total pages: 280
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Born Ehrich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a rabbi's son who became one of the 20th century's most famous performers. His gripping theatrical presentations and heart-stopping outdoor spectacles attracted unprecedented crowds, and his talent for self-promotion and provocation captured headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. Though Houdini's work has earned him a place in the cultural pantheon, the details of his personal life and public persona are subjects of equal fascination. His success was both cause for celebration in the Jewish community and testament to his powers of self-reinvention. In Houdini: Art and Magic, essays on the artist's life and work are accompanied by interviews with novelist E. L. Doctorow, magician Teller (of Penn and Teller), and contemporary artists including Raymond Pettibon and Matthew Barney, documenting Houdini's evolution and influence from the late 19th century to the present. Beautifully illustrated with a range of visual material, including Houdini's own diaries, iconic handcuffs, and straitjacket, alongside rare period posters, prints, and photographs, this book brings Houdini-both the myth and the man-back to life.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H49M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Antiques & Collectables, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Exhibition Catalogues & Specific Collections, Conjuring & Magic
  • Available formats: DOC, MOBI, PDF, WORD, EPUB, HTM, TXT, RB. Compressed in RAR, ZIP, LHA, DMG, Z
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 48.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 178x254x26.92mm
  • Weight: 1,043g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, NY, United States
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