Fairground art: the art forms of travelling fairs, carousels, and carnival midways
Documenting the history of a unique art form, a lavishly illustrated volume traces the development of amusement park imagery from rustic 19th century fairs, through the Art Deco period of the thirties, to today's high-tech amusement parks and carnivals.
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Part One The age of steam
Dentzel and The Philadelphia Style
Part two Fairground baroque
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