Download e-book for iPad: Conjuring Science: A History of Scientific Entertainment and by Sofie Lachapelle

By Sofie Lachapelle

ISBN-10: 1137497688

ISBN-13: 9781137497680

Conjuring technological know-how explores the heritage of magic indicates and clinical leisure. It follows the frictions and connections of magic and technological know-how as they happened on the earth of well known leisure in France from the mid-eighteenth to the early 20th century. It situates conjurers in the broader tradition of technology and argues that degree magic shaped an immense well known conduit for technology and clinical enthusiasm in this interval. From the medical recreations of the gala's to the grand illusions of the theatre level and the improvement of early cinema, conjurers used and have been encouraged via medical and technological thoughts to create illusions, impress a feeling of ask yourself, and infrequently even train their viewers. of their arms, technological know-how took on many meanings and served various reasons: it was once a collection of friendly proof and leisure demonstrations upon which to attract; it was once the information offered in quite a few medical lectures observed through optical projections at magic exhibits; it was once the recommendations essential to create illusions and results on level and in a while on the cinema; and it was once how to separate conjuring from the deceit of mediums, mystical showmen and quacks with a view to achieve a greater status inside of an more and more scientifically-minded society.

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