New PDF release: Fighting the Flames: The Spectacular Performance of Fire at

By Lynn Kathleen Sally

ISBN-10: 0415977592

ISBN-13: 9780415977593

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ISBN-13: 9781138878419

In Fighting the Flames, Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the incredible functionality of fireplace at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The functionality of fireplace incorporated staged shows, equivalent to fireplace and Flames and combating the Flames, and the genuine fires that plagued its heritage. whereas Coney Island positioned fireplace heart level in its fire-based catastrophe spectacles, fireplace has always burned its personal bridge, destroying the manufacturer who desires to make hearth the celebrity of his convey. the genuine conflagrations at Coney Island insert accurately what used to be lacking from those staged performances: ephemerality, unpredictability, and newness of the current that function metaphors for not just fireplace yet for the advance of the city and the appearance of modernity.



 



 


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