"Herrmann the Great - A Journey through Media"
Lithe of build, graceful of tongue and carriage, dark, piercing eyes, and facial features cast from a prince of the underworld, Alexander Herrmann embodied the word "magician." His persona permeated the popular culture of his day, and his image still holds power in our present societal subconscious as the archetypal conjurer. A mesmeric personality both on and off the stage, he was ever the theatrical magician, ever the exhibitor of his craft. The book is intended to be a journey of Herrmann through the lens of his audience, as projected through the newsprint of the day. It does not seek to delve behind the scenes, but to hopefully paint a picture on the canvas of the goal of his craft - mystifying vast audiences of theatrical patrons.
A fascinating progression of Herrmann's art and influence, as well as a glimpse of the ubiquitous theater and its value in bygone American culture.
382 pages of carefully culled and transcribed articles. 6x9" format.
"The Magician's New Hat - On Art or Illusion" is primarily meant for the aspiring magician who is interested in the artistic potential of the craft. The book contains 52 quotes culled from individuals within various disciplines such as painters, authors, actors, philosophers, musicians, dancers, etc. These quotes are matched with appropriate commentary to help the reader apply such wisdom to theatrical magic in hopes of bettering their performance and give greater meaning to the art.
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