Houdini : Art and Magic (Hardcover)

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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 others, documenting Houdini''s evolution and influence from the late 19th century to the present.

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300146844
SKU 215193471
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300146841
Release Date 10/1/2010
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 7.5L x 1T
Author Info
Alan Brinkley
Alan Brinkley has been a professor of American history at Columbia University.
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0261
Publisher Yale University Press

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