A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE CAROUSEL.

CarouselsFredFried[Book: Frederick Fried – 1964 – 24x31cm – 232 Pages – Many B&W photos]. “One of the lesser known, but nevertheless enduring discoveries of the Medieval Crusaders in Asia Minor, was the carousel. The word itself (derived from the Italian) meant “little war,” and described what was at first, a serious game played by horsemen in Arabia and Turkey during the twelfth century…” This book is for those interested in art, antiques, and a rich but often overlooked vein in history. Chapter Points: The Evolution of the Carousel; European Carousel Makers; The Carousel in America; American Carousel Carvers; Carousel Animals, Figures, Chariots, Carvings, Crestings, and Machines; The Band Organ and its Makers; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.