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Ringling: The Florida Years, 1911-1936

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John Nicholas Ringling's years in Sarasota spanned the final quarter-century of his life.  On Florida's west coast, as the Ringling's Circus became "the greatest show on earth," he collected Baroque paintings, European decorative art, and Italian statuary, built the ostentatious mansion Ca'd'Zan, developed and marketed most of the barrier islands around Sarasota Bay, and became the focus of a confusing pastiche of acclaim, misconception, and suspicion.  Sarasota's Ringling Museum is his priceless cultural legacy to the people of Florida and the world of art--an inheritance at risk for the ten years that Ringling's estate was in probate.

 The author of this first intensive look at Ringling's presence in Sarasota sets the man against the backdrop of Florida from World War I through the land boom and the turbulent twenties into the depression years and Ringling's lapse into obscurity.

 Illustrated with nearly fifty black-and-white photographs, many never before published, this is the chronicle of a man, as the foreword claims, "who was not afraid to think or live on a grand scale, who knew what he wanted from life, and from art."

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John Nicholas Ringling's years in Sarasota spanned the final quarter-century of his life.  On Florida's west coast, as the Ringling's Circus became "the greatest show on earth," he collected Baroque paintings, European decorative art, and Italian statuary, built the ostentatious mansion Ca'd'Zan, developed and marketed most of the barrier islands around Sarasota Bay, and became the focus of a confusing pastiche of acclaim, misconception, and suspicion.  Sarasota's Ringling Museum is his priceless cultural legacy to the people of Florida and the world of art--an inheritance at risk for the ten years that Ringling's estate was in probate.

 The author of this first intensive look at Ringling's presence in Sarasota sets the man against the backdrop of Florida from World War I through the land boom and the turbulent twenties into the depression years and Ringling's lapse into obscurity.

 Illustrated with nearly fifty black-and-white photographs, many never before published, this is the chronicle of a man, as the foreword claims, "who was not afraid to think or live on a grand scale, who knew what he wanted from life, and from art."

Synopsis:

This book is a careful crafted analysis of both the public and the private life of one of American history's most colorful and influential culture brokers...

About the Author

David C. Weeks, occasional lecturer in Imperial studies at the Royal Empire Society and adjunct professor at the American University Center for Technology and Administration, Washington, D.C., is a docent at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813012438
Author:
Weeks, David C.
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Location:
Gainesville, FL :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Circus owners
Subject:
Ringling, John
Subject:
Sarasota (Fla.) History.
Subject:
Sarasota
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Circus owners -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
9361
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
48 photographs, notes, bibliography, ind
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.2 lb

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John Nicholas Ringling's years in Sarasota spanned the final quarter-century of his life.  On Florida's west coast, as the Ringling's Circus became "the greatest show on earth," he collected Baroque paintings, European decorative art, and Italian statuary, built the ostentatious mansion Ca'd'Zan, developed and marketed most of the barrier islands around Sarasota Bay, and became the focus of a confusing pastiche of acclaim, misconception, and suspicion.  Sarasota's Ringling Museum is his priceless cultural legacy to the people of Florida and the world of art--an inheritance at risk for the ten years that Ringling's estate was in probate.

 The author of this first intensive look at Ringling's presence in Sarasota sets the man against the backdrop of Florida from World War I through the land boom and the turbulent twenties into the depression years and Ringling's lapse into obscurity.

 Illustrated with nearly fifty black-and-white photographs, many never before published, this is the chronicle of a man, as the foreword claims, "who was not afraid to think or live on a grand scale, who knew what he wanted from life, and from art."

"Synopsis" by , This book is a careful crafted analysis of both the public and the private life of one of American history's most colorful and influential culture brokers...
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