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Toulouse-Lautrec's The Circus: Thirty-Nine Crayon Drawings in Color

by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Masterpieces of composition and movement include "The Rearing Horse," "The Jockey," and "The Animal-trainer." The reproductions, by a noted lithographer, Fernand Mourlot, recapture the color and spirit of the...


American Circus Posters

by Charles Philip Fox

Here collected together for the first time are 48 large, full-color, rare posters, 1890s-1940s, superbly reproduced. The posters feature many of the greats of the American circus: Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey,...


Eyeing the Flash

by Peter Fenton

The year is 1963, the setting is small-town Michigan. At age fifteen, Peter Fenton is a gawky math whiz schoolboy with a dissatisfied mother, a father who drinks himself to foolishness, and no chance whatsoever...


The Contemporary Circus: Art of the Spectacular

by Ernest Albrecht

Creating the Contemporary Circus is an examination and analysis of the creative process whereby such circuses as Cirque du Soleil, the Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey develop their productions....


Acrobaddict

by Joe Putignano

A gifted athlete’s Olympic hopes are derailed by his addiction, but recovery brings him to a role he never dreamed.


Under the Big Top

by Bruce Feiler

Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year...


Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan--and Japan to the West

by Frederik L. Schodt

The unlikely history of early cross-cultural encounters between the West and Japan, featuring acrobats, jugglers, and a colorful American impresario.


Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion

by Paul Binder

Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion (and other uncommon tales from the founder of the Big Apple Circus) is a celebration of Paul Binders life in and around the circus. Drawing on thirty-five years with the...


Applause

by Gayle Wilson

The circusits a place of glitz, glamour, and wonder. For the Koso family from Czechoslovakia, living the circus life means always hearing the audiences applause, a sound sweeter than cotton candy. As part of...


Circus Life and Circus Celebrities

by Thomas Frost

Considering the national love of everything in which the horse plays a part, and the lasting popularity of circus entertainments in modern times, it seems strange that the equine amphitheatre should have been...


The Circus Age

by Janet M. Davis

A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could...