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Text: Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Ine van Dooren (editors), Realms of light: uses and perceptions of the magic lantern from the 17th to the 21st century (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2005)

Type of text
268 pages, paperback
width 24 cm (9.4 inches), height 23 cm (9.1 inches)
London, England: Magic Lantern Society, 2005

editor: CRANGLE, Dr Richard

editor: HEARD, Dr Mervyn  (1948-2017)

editor: VAN DOOREN, Ine

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Richard Crangle, Mervyn Heard and Ine van Dooren, Introduction: Realms of light, pp. 6-8

Richard Crangle, Devices and desires: some themes and strands of lantern history, pp. 11-12

Mervyn Heard, Now you see it, now you don't: the magician and the magic lantern, pp. 13-24

Mike Simkin, The magic lantern and the child, pp. 25-33

Jens Ruchatz (trans. Ine van Dooren), Travelling by slide: how the art of projection met the world of travel, pp. 34-41

Vanessa Davids (trans. Ine van Dooren), Nudes and more: a short description of a pornographic lantern slide collection, pp. 42-45

Mervyn Heard and Richard Crangle, The temperance phantasmagoria, pp. 46-55

Stephen Bottomore, A word paints a thousand pictures: the magic lantern in language and metaphor, pp. 56-61

Helen Weston, In the eye of the artist: the lanternist's image in visual representation, pp. 62-74

Ine van Dooren, Projection international: the lantern in different national contexts, pp. 75-76

Mike Simkin, Birmingham and the magic lantern, pp. 77-85

Wendy Bird, Enlightenment and entertainment: the magic lantern in late 18th- and early 19th-century Madrid, pp. 86-91

David Francis, The AOUW: or, what collecting lantern slides may turn up, pp. 92-96

Helen Weston, The light of wisdom: lanterns and political propaganda in Revolutionary France, pp. 97-104

Terry Borton and Deborah Borton, How many American lantern shows in a year?, pp. 105-115

Daan Buddingh (trans. Ine van Dooren), A peep into history: the 19th-century magic lantern in the Netherlands, pp. 116-123

Ian Edwards, The Edwards family visual archive, 1898-2005: a century of magic lantern use by one Australian family, pp. 124-132

Richard Crangle, People and places: case studies of the lantern in use, pp. 133-134

Hauke Lange-Fuchs, Samuel Reyher of the University of Kiel: the first audio-visual lecturer?, pp. 135-137

Lester Smith, Entertainment and amusement, education and instruction: lectures at the Royal Polytechnic Institution, pp. 138-145

Jeremy Brooker, Paganini's ghost: musical resources of the Royal Polytechnic Institution (1838-1881), pp. 146-154

Hauke Lange-Fuchs, For kings, princes and nobles: some early uses of the lantern in the world of government, pp. 155-158

Edwin Dawes and Mervyn Heard, M. Henry's dissolving views, pp. 159-161

Mark Butterworth, A lantern tour of star-land: the astronomer Robert Ball and his magic lantern lectures, pp. 162-173

Richard Crangle, Mission unaccomplished: W.T. Stead, Charles W. Hastings and the Magic Lantern Mission, pp. 174-184

Stephen Herbert, A slice of lantern life: lantern presentations in and around Hastings in early 1881, pp. 185-192

Mervyn Heard, The lantern is not dead: lanterns and slides in the 20th century and beyond, pp. 193-194

Peter Gillies, Slides for advertising and propaganda, pp. 195-202

Deborah Harlan, The archaeology of lantern slides: the Teaching Slide Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, pp. 203-210

Jack Judson, The wondrous Brenkert Master Brenograph, pp. 211-213

Vanessa Davids and Els de Roon Hertoge (trans. Ine van Dooren), A skull sticker and what it can lead to..., pp. 214-221

Ann Hecht, Hermann at home: 'magic lantern parties' in the 1970s, pp. 222-226

Richard Crangle, Little yellow boxes: family slide shows in the 1960s and 1970s, pp. 227-230

Vanessa Davids (trans. Ine van Dooren), Diascoop re-invents the magic lantern: a conversation with Ida Lohman, visual artist, pp. 231-234

Carrie Wiltshire, 'What's that?': interpreting the magic lantern for museum visitors, pp. 235-238

Ludwig Vogl-Bienek (trans. Richard Crangle), Opera on the lantern stage: Wagner's Ring and Der Fliegende Holländer as performed by the Illuminago-Theater, pp. 239-245

Mervyn Heard, The up-to-date lanternist: shows and showpeople in the 21st century, pp. 246-259

Related text

reviewed in: Robert Macdonald, ‘Review: Realms of light’ in NMLJ 10.1 (Autumn 2005)

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