Inside the Live Reptile Tent: The Twilight World of Carnival Midway

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Chronicle Books, Feb 1, 2001 - Photography - 143 pages
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Among the most accomplished color photographers of our time, Jeff Brouws presents over 80 resplendent photographs capturing the dreamy magic of the carnival midway. Gravity-defying amusement rides, brightly colored booths, the beseeching barkersBrouws' tableaux are accompanied by dozens of historical images from photographers such as Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and Arthur Rothstein, and vivid text by cultural historian Bruce Caron. Inside the Live Reptile Tent is a journey to the heart of every special weekend and holiday adventure.
 

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Contents

A SEA
7
DAXCED
13
THE POLITICS
69
PLEASURE
77
пяпо о7 NOTES FROM
140

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About the author (2001)

Jeff Brouws who has been photographing American culture over the last 15 years. His previous books include Highway: America's Endless Dream and Twenty-six Abandoned Gasoline Stations. He lives in upstate New York.

Bruce Caron a cultural anthropologist and documentary videographer. He lives in Santa Barbara.

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