Art and Artifice: And Other Essays of Illusion

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From the author of "Hiding the Elephant" and "The Glorious Deception" comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage. Like no other author, Jim Steinmeyer gives us insight into the timeless appeal of magic. His human subjects include such characters as Steele MacKaye, Maskelyne, David Devant, P.T. Selbit, Horace ...

Art and Artifice: And Other Essays of Illusion 2006, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786718061

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