Description:The history of the development of fireworks - and the passionate figures whose lives are dominated by fireworks today.
Danger,beauty and power are an intoxicating combination. We are all familiar with fireworks. We have all been enthralled and intrigued by their ability to paint the sky with fire endash but little is known about the science,the psychology and the history behind them. Pyromania: Everybody Loves Fireworks is about everything that leads up to those few moments in firework displays when the gathered crowd get an everyday glimpse of the sublime.
Fireworks,or 'illuminations' were first used in Europe exclusively for the monarch. Since then,they have become a regular feature at countless public and private celebrations.