Folio (45cm x 30cm). 670pp. Illustrated cloth boards. Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout. XL edition. Comes complete with publisher’s box. The book is no longer available to purchase new in its XL state, and as such we consider ours to be quite scarce. Daredevils and scantily clad starlets, fearless animal trainers and startling “freaks”: This behind-the-scenes look at the American circus brings together original posters and lithographs as well as remarkable circus photography to explore the glamour and the grit of what was once the largest showbiz industry on earth. This is a heavy item weighing roughly 10kg and postage will have to be adjusted accordingly. Like many of Taschen’s larger publications, text is in English, French and German.
DANIEL, Noel, The Circus: 1870 – 1950, Taschen GmbH, 2008
KISLUK-GROSHEIDE, Danielle; KROHN, Deborah L.; LEBEN, Ulrich (eds.)., Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art., The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; The Metroplitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2013