Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel's most recent book is Circus 1870-1950 (2008). After graduating from Princeton University, she studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a master's in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. She lives in Los Angeles. Mike Caveney is a writer, publisher, collector, and professional magician who has published over 50 books on magic history. He has also written the biographies Carter the Great (1995) and Kellar's Wonders (2003). Caveney has performed in more than 20 countries and appeared on the NBC series World's Greatest Magic. He has been an avid collector and performer for more than three decades. Jim Steinmeyer is the author of many books on magic history and practice, including Los Angeles Times bestseller Hiding the Elephant (2004) and The Glorious Deception (2006). He has created deceptions featured by leading magicians such as Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Siegfried and Roy, and critically acclaimed illusions for the Broadway hits Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Into the Woods. Ricky Jay is considered one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists. He is also distinguished as an actor, historian, and best-selling author. His Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women and Jay's Journal of Anomalies were both named New York Times "Notable Books of the Year," and he defined the terms of his art for the Cambridge Guide to American Theatre and the Encyclopedia Britannica.