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The Resource Conjuring Science : A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France, by Sofie Lachapelle, (electronic resource)

Conjuring Science : A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France, by Sofie Lachapelle, (electronic resource)

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Conjuring Science : A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France
Title
Conjuring Science
Title remainder
A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France
Statement of responsibility
by Sofie Lachapelle
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Conjuring Science explores the history of magic shows and scientific entertainment. It follows the frictions and connections of magic and science as they occurred in the world of popular entertainment in France from the mid-eighteenth to the early twentieth century. It situates conjurers within the broader culture of science and argues that stage magic formed an important popular conduit for science and scientific enthusiasm during this period. From the scientific recreations of the fairs to the grand illusions of the theatre stage and the development of early cinema, conjurers used and were inspired by scientific and technological innovations to create illusions, provoke a sense of wonder, and often even instruct their audience. In their hands, science took on many meanings and served different purposes: it was a set of pleasant facts and recreational demonstrations upon which to draw; it was the knowledge presented in various scientific lectures accompanied by optical projections at magic shows; it was the techniques necessary to create illusions and effects on stage and later on at the cinema; and it was a way to separate conjuring from the deceit of mediums, mystical showmen and quacks in order to gain a better standing within an increasingly scientifically-minded society.--
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Springer eBooks.
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  • Europe-History
  • History
  • Performing arts
  • France-History
  • History, Modern
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Conjuring Science : A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France, by Sofie Lachapelle, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137492975
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-49297-5
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 201 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137492975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137492975
Other physical details
12 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927961475
Label
Conjuring Science : A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France, by Sofie Lachapelle, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137492975
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-49297-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XII, 201 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137492975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781137492975
Other physical details
12 illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927961475

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