The amazing american circus poster : the Strobridge lithographing company


Auteurs : Spangenberg,Kristin L. (Direction) ; Walk, Deborah (Direction) ; Dahlinger, Fred Jr. (Collaborateur)

Lieu de publication : Cincinnati ; Sarasota

Éditeur : Cincinnati Art Museum ; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Date de publication : 2011

ISBN : 9780931537387

Langue : Anglais

Description : 264 pages : ill. coul. ; 29 cm + 4 planches pliées coul.

Notes : "The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company is published to accompany the exhibition "The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company," held at the Cincinnati Art Museum from February 26 to July 10, 2011, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art from September 17, 2011, to January 29, 2012."
Bibliogr. : p. 261.Index.

Sujets :
Affiches de spectacles cirque - États-Unis
Histoire des arts du cirque - 19e siècle
Histoire des arts du cirque - 20e siècle
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Sells Brothers Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth [spectacle de cirque]
Sells-Floto Circus [compagnie de cirque]
Strobridge Lithographing Company

Dépouillement du document :
The steamboat, the circus, and Cincinnati / Stuart L. Thayer --
The gilded legacy of the circus kings / Deborah W. Walk --
The Strobridge Lithographing Company : the Tiffany of printers / Kristin L. Spangenberg --
A picture is worth 757 words : circus & culture, language & perception / David Carlyon --
The Strobridge Lithographing Company, the Ringling Brothers, and their circuses / Fred D. Pfening III --
After the posters, the daily free street parade / Fred Dahlinger Jr. --
Promoting peerless prodigies "to the curious" / Richard W. Flint --
The menagerie / Richard J. Reynolds III --
The circus clown as social commentator / Rodney A. Huey --
Magnificent entre?es : the role of the spectacle during the golden age of the circus / Jennifer Lemmer Posey --
Bearded ladies, dainty Amazons, hindoo fakirs, and lady savages : circus representations of gender and race in Victorian America / Janet M. Davis --
Strobridge pictorial posters : design, printing, and posting / Kristin L. Spangenberg --
Catalogue --
Strobridge Lithographing Company artists / Kristin L. Spangenberg --
Timeline : Strobridge and the circus in America --
Strobridge circus clients / Kristin L. Spangenberg --
Selected bibliography --
Contributors --
Index of names and titles.

Résumé :
At the turn of the 20th century, scores of circuses crisscrossed America. In many towns, Circus Day was a major holiday, right behind Christmas and Fourth of July. Schools and businesses closed as the populace flocked to the circus street parade and, later, to the circus grounds. Their anticipation had been fueled weeks beforehand by the circus's advance squads of billposters, who covered walls and fences for miles around with brilliantly colored, boldly bombastic posters advertising the season's feature attractions. The Amazing American Circus Poster: The Strobridge Lithographing Company catalog uses extant posters to explore the circus and its impact on American culture. It also examines the role of the posters themselves in the evolution of visual communication and consumer advertising, particularly outdoor advertising. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 741.674 791 3 S7352a 2011

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