The Comedy Carpet Blackpool: The Making Of A World Class Monument To Comedy

Contribution byGordon Young, Graham Mccann

November 12, 2013|
The Comedy Carpet Blackpool: The Making Of A World Class Monument To Comedy by Gordon Young
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Laid out in front of Blackpool Tower in England’s famous seaside resort, the Comedy Carpet is the largest work of public art in Europe. Thousands of jokes and quotations by more than 850 comedians and writers from the early days of variety to the present are set in 2,200 square meters of granite and concrete in a design inspired by theater posters and bill stickers. From Tommy Cooper, Mae West, and Bob Hope to Frank Carson, Groucho Marx, and Ricky Gervais, the Comedy Carpet is a unique celebration of comic genius—as well as an extraordinary feat of design and construction.

Gordon Young was director of the Welsh Sculpture Trust before becoming a full-time artist. Graham McCann is the bestselling author of books on Cary Grant, Woody Allen, and Marilyn Monroe.
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Title:The Comedy Carpet Blackpool: The Making Of A World Class Monument To Comedy
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:208 pages, 11.75 X 9.88 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 11.75 X 9.88 X 1.12 in
Published:November 12, 2013
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781861543394

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