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Carl Hagenbeck's Empire of Entertainments

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780295988337
Author(s): Eric Ames
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Dimensions: 213 x 251 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 336
Series: McLellan Book

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The name of Carl Hagenbeck is as evocative in Europe as that of P. T. Barnum or Walt Disney in North America. Hagenbeck was the nineteenth century's foremost animal trader and ethnographic showman, known for his enormously popular displays of people, animals, and artefacts gathered from all corners of the globe. The culmination of Hagenbeck's commercial ventures was the opening of his Tierpark near Hamburg in 1907, a dazzling assemblage of constructed exotic environments inhabited by humans and animals. Eric Ames shows that Hagenbeck's various enterprises illustrate a significant evolution in popular culture.Earlier display forms that relied on the collection and presentation of 'authentic' artefacts and living beings - the panorama, the zoological garden, the ethnographic collection - gave rise to the self-consciously synthetic forms of entertainment that we now associate with theme parks and films.
This shift took place in the context of Hagenbeck's exhibitions, which were simultaneously the apotheosis of the collecting impulse and the germinating source for the creation of fictional spaces that rely for their effect on the spectator's imaginative engagement and interaction with the spectacle.'Carl Hagenbeck's Empire of Entertainments' locates Hagenbeck's myriad enterprises in the context of colonialism and nascent globalization; ethnography and anthropology; zoological gardens and internation Please click here to ask a question
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