Come in ! Come in ! Come and
discover the incredible adventure of the circus in Paris, the
leading world capital in the field with 19 stable circuses,
built, exploited and - with one exception - closed, between 1783
and today. Come cheer on the riders and trapeze artists, the
twinkling and ephemeral stars of a fascinating world. The circus
in Paris is a long and beautiful story that runs from Pont-Neuf
to the Palais Royal, from the Tuileries to the Daughters of
Calvary, from the Boulevard du Crime to the Champs-Elysées, from
the humble square to the most elegant walks. A story that mixes
acrobats and rapins, noble horsemen and seductive tamers, clowns
and clever jugglers! Come in! And you will see the strangest,
most seductive and most extravagant shows on Earth.
About the author
First edition book with French text
and numerous colour and black & white photographs.
Artistic Director of Cirque Phénix and the World Circus Festival
of Tomorrow, Pascal Jacob is also a set designer and costume
designer. Professor at the University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle,
he is the author of about 20 books on circus, including Le
Cirque, an art at the crossroads (Discoveries Gallimard), The
Circus, from the equestrian theater to the arts of the track
(Editions Larousse), The Fabulous history of the circus
(Editions du Chêne) and The New Nez (Editions Actes Sud).
Condition: Fine. (Click on image
above for close-up of front cover).