Illusions  The Art of Magic
  • Release Date : 20 June 2017
  • Publisher : 5Continents
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 246 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 8874397585
  • ISBN 10 : 9788874397587
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Synopsis : Illusions The Art of Magic written by Christian Vachon, published by 5Continents which was released on 20 June 2017. Download Illusions The Art of Magic Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In 2015 the McCord Museum in Montreal, Canada, was gifted with the Allan Slaight Collection, one of the largest treasuries of posters and documents on magic in the world. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Illusions. The Art of Magic at the McCord Museum, this volume presents 250 exceptional posters from this collection, dating from the 1880s to the 1940s. During this period, known as the Golden Age of Magic, droves of traveling magicians and prestidigitators fought a veritable advertising war. All over the United States and Europe, city walls and billboards were plastered with posters offering tantalizing previews of their most spectacular tricks, giving poster designers and printers of the era a golden opportunity to flex their imaginations and load their work with devils and demons, skeletons and skulls, bodies and decapitated heads, playing-cards and rabbits, alluring assistants, phantasmagoria and esoteric symbols. Seven authors recognized as experts in their respective fields introduce this dazzling array of color and fantastic imagery, providing insights to explain the full historic, social and artistic value of these magnificent posters.