Flying Horses by Peter J. Malia
The Golden Age of American Carousel Art, 1870 - 1930

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FLYING HORSES: THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN CAROUSEL ART, 1870 - 1930 (The Connecticut Press, 2010. LIMITED EDITION!!!!SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER. 200 pages with more than 250+ color and B&W photos -- many never before seen in print.) ISBN: 9780982546826. Flying Horses: The Golden Age of America Carousel Art, 1870 - 1930 is the first fully annotated American carousel history ever published. It is also the first ever written by a social historian in close cooperation with carousel specialists and one of America's top studio photographers. This signed and numbered Collector's Edition is destined to become a classic. Arranged chronologically, Flying Horses allows readers to trace the rise of a fledgling art form from the primitive folk pieces of the early 19th century to some of the most intricate and beautifully sculpted pieces of art ever produced... and all over a relatively short period of 60 years and against a varied backdrop as boisterous as Coney Island to pastoral country fairs, where merry-go-rounds were the centerpiece of the country fair. Flying Horses makes for a wonderful holiday gift that will bring hours of enjoyment to both specialists and general readers alike! But act now, supplies are limited!
 

About Peter J. Malia

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Peter J. Malia completed his graduate studies in Early American History at Trinity College, Hartford, and Fordham University, New York City. He has served as a primary research historian at Sleepy Hollow Restorations, Assistant Editor of Sleepy Hollow Press, and Editor-in-chief of The Connecticut Historical Society. He is responsible for publishing a series of award winning publications in the areas of biography, American history, the fine arts, and early American literature. He resides with his wife, Celeste, in Monroe, CT.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by The Connecticut Press. 200 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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