Secrets of the Sideshows

Secrets of the Sideshows

Banner artwork,” states Polacsek (1996, 36), “became more illusionistic—fiction on canvas—rather than depictions of reality. ... evolved into the more hard-edged poster, even caricature, style of later banners (Hammer and Bosker 1996).

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813137377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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The carnival sideshows of the past have left behind a fascinating legacy of mystery and intrigue. The secrets behind such daring feats as fire-eating and sword swallowing and bizarre exhibitions of human oddities as "Alligator Boys" and "Gorilla Girls" still remain, only grudgingly if ever given up by performers and carnival professionals. Working alongside the performers, Joe Nickell blows the lid off these mysteries of the midway. The author reveals the structure of the shows, specific methods behind the performances, and the showmen's tactics for recruiting performers and attracting crowds. He also traces the history of such spectacles, from ancient Egyptian magic and street fairs to the golden age of P.T. Barnum's sideshows. With revealing insight into the personal lives of the men and women billed as freaks, Nickell unfolds the captivating story of the midway show.
Categories: Performing Arts

Art and the Relic Cult of St Antoninus in Renaissance Florence

Art and the Relic Cult of St  Antoninus in Renaissance Florence

Decorated with an image of the crucifix on both sides, the banner was reputed to be the one Savonarola carried as he ... Unlike other banners and canvas paintings that became fixed cult objects, during the first few decades of its ...

Author: SallyJ. Cornelison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351575652

Category: Art

Page: 387

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Tracing the history of St. Antoninus' cult and burial from the time of his death in 1459 until his remains were moved to their final resting place in 1589, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates that the saint's relic cult was a key element of Florence's sacred cityscape. The works of art created in his honor, as well as the rituals practiced at his fifteenth- and sixteenth-century places of burial, advertised Antoninus' saintly power and persona to the people who depended upon his intercessory abilities to negotiate life's challenges. Drawing on a rich variety of contemporary visual, literary, and archival sources, this volume explores the ways in which shifting political, familial, and ecclesiastical aims and agendas shaped the ways in which St. Antoninus' holiness was broadcast to those who visited his burial church. Author Sally Cornelison foregrounds the visual splendor of the St. Antoninus Chapel, which was designed, built, and decorated by Medici court artist Giambologna and his collaborators between 1579 and 1591. Her research sheds new light on the artist, whose secular and mythological sculptures have received far more scholarly attention than his religious works. Cornelison draws on social and religious history, patronage and gender studies, and art historical and anthropological inquiries into the functions and meanings of images, relics, and ritual performance, to interpret how they activated St. Antoninus' burial sites and defined them in ways that held multivalent meanings for a broad audience of viewers and devotees. Among the objects for which she provides visual and contextual analyses are a banner from the saint's first tomb, early printed and painted images, and the sculptures, frescoes, panel paintings, and embroidered textiles made for the present St. Antoninus Chapel.
Categories: Art

Beautiful Banners

Beautiful Banners

Author: Barbara Webster

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0806948620

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 136

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To herald a seasonal message or decorate a bare wall, this is a collection of colourful banners to brighten the home. This book shows how to chose from a rainbow of different colours, to transfer patterns and to use various painting techniques.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Industrial Fabric Products Review

Industrial Fabric Products Review

Inc. North Texas Tarp & Awning Nuckley Covers Oklahoma Custom Canvas Products Inc. Porcupine Canvas Inc. Precision Technical Sewing Inc. Sanpuku ( Shoji ) Trading Co. Ltd. Wilson Industries Inc. Banners , Festival Alabama Flag & Banner ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924089413987

Category: Industrial fabrics industry

Page: 304

View: 978

Categories: Industrial fabrics industry

Athena s advanced Grimoire of Enochian Magick

Athena s advanced Grimoire of Enochian Magick

The 12 Mystical Banners Twelve banners which go around the circumference of the ritual area are also to be made. Embroidery on a natural fabric would ... For example I made one set of banners using canvas and oil paints for the letters.

Author: Athena Wallinder


ISBN: 9781365059520

Category: Religion

Page: 297

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Included in the book will be lessons about how to practically work with Enochian magic, the making of the tools, how to call and work with the Enochian entities, how to travel the aethyres, and so forth. There are also many images to assist one in understanding the great table, table of practice, as well as the various other diagrams. I have also included a few more risque chapters at the end about how to work Enochian sex magic, as well as a chapter on how to properly work with the cacodemons. Included are many FULL COLOUR images of the tools, as well as multi coloured diagrams for easier comprehension. It has been many years in waiting, and I am finally releasing my Grimoire of Enochian magic in regular print form. Before it was only available in a leather covered handbound (by me) edition. However I am now making it much more accessible to everyone.
Categories: Religion

Tibetan Religious Art

Tibetan Religious Art

The banners are usually painted on canvas, sometimes on paper, but rarely on silk. The canvas is sized with one part glue to seven parts white chalk mixed with tepid water. Then it is stretched on a frame to dry.

Author: Antoinette K. Gordon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486170367

Category: Art

Page: 128

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An informative overview of the intrinsic relationship of Buddhist deities to Tibetan art and well-captioned illustrations: temple paintings, books, wood blocks, ritual objects, robes, masks, metal work, more. 92 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Art

The Language of American Popular Entertainment

The Language of American Popular Entertainment

Banner : The canvas paintings or pictorials hung in front of a sideshow * or midway * show depicting the attractions within . Also called a valentine . In the early traveling circus and carnival , banners were also cloth signs of ...

Author: Don B. Wilmeth

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015015215687

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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"Most readers will learn a great deal about both entertainment and Americans from this exhaustive and fascinating book. . . . [An] important and unique record of American cultural history." Library Journal
Categories: Social Science

The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting

The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting

Canvas Canvas , that is , hemp or linen cloth , was not very much used as a carrier for permanent paintings in the ... when ecclesiastical procession required the accompaniment of banners painted with representations of the plague ...

Author: Daniel Varney Thompson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486203271

Category: Art

Page: 260

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Sums up 20th-century knowledge: paints, binders, metals, surface preparation. Based on manuscripts and scientific investigation.
Categories: Art



Plain white canvas is sewed into banners and fitted with hardware, then stretched tightly on large boards. This canvas, unlike that used by the palette and easel crowd, is untreated and there is a special knack_to painting on it.





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Banners of Canvas

Banners of Canvas

It is the War of 1812 and American Naval Lieutenant Darby Holmes is duty bound to cruise the waters of the North Atlantic in an attempt to keep enemy vessels from America's shores, when he encounters a mysterious black ship and a distress ...

Author: Wayne M. Hoy


ISBN: 142599556X

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 331

Education Matters: The Early Years is designed to assist parents of school-aged children to become more knowledgeable about the curriculum that is executed in America's classrooms everyday in the hopes that they will become equal players in the sometimes chaotic exercise of educating our nation's youth. It is hoped that, armed with the empowerment that accompanies knowledge, parents will be less intimidated by the educational process and thus become willing and viable contributors to educational endeavors, in an effort to produce favorable educational outcomes for their children.
Categories: Fiction