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Review: Sideshows sprung up alongside traveling circuses across the United States in the mid 19th Century after the railway system linked both coasts, and they fully flourished in rural areas after the turn of the century. With their inexpensive promises of lurid delights, fantastic feats, and horrific "monstrosities," they were part magic show, part raunchy B-movie, and part wunderkammer, all in one. The barker and music might draw a customer close, but a well-executed banner might make or break an act. Firms sprang up across the country to handle demand, and the works are often astounding and lurid combinations of text and image. These works stand as one of the more fascinating cross-pollinations of illustration, signage and self-taught / vernacular art in American history. They’re also very un-PC and strangely beautiful. As with all modern advertising, the promise of the images rarely lived up to their accompanying pitches; the "Alligator Girl" just suffered from a dreadful skin condition, while the "Feejee Mermaid" was, you guessed it, not really a mermaid. The accompanying essays are all terse, fascinating, and tackle different aspects of the sideshow arts, the color illustrations plentiful and crisp. Even the most casual fan of tattooing knows that having Don "Ed" Hardy write an essay is a major coup. In the introductory essay, Lisa Stone and Randy Johnson rightly connect the lurid works to creations by margin-walking artists such as Ed Paschke, Karl Wirsum, and Joel-Peter Witkin. The photos of banners on location, as they looked back in the day, are especially interesting. While not the first or most definitive sampling of this work, it is easily the best. --Mike McGonigal
Titolo: Freaks, Geeks & Strange Girls: Sideshow ...
Casa editrice: Hardy Marks Pubns
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: near fine. 11 x 9 in. Orange paper boards. Lavish color plates. Condition is FINE ; covers like new with a tiny bit of shelf wear. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is NEAR FINE ; not price-clipped ($40.) very clean, just a touch rubbed. Art. Stax. Codice libro della libreria 25337
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1995. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. Edition Not Stated. Oblong. Expedited or International shipping may cost more. Codice libro della libreria 013424
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0945367155 Gift inscription on the title page. Otherwise clean unmarked copy with a little bit of shelf/edge wear to the dust jacket. Really fun book. Codice libro della libreria ARTJD07261734
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns 1995-10, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0945367155. Codice libro della libreria 600841
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020945367155
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010945367155
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110945367155
Descrizione libro 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. STONE, LISA (ED.). Freaks, Geeks & Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway. Hardy Marks, (1995). 168 pp., hdcvr 1st printing, near fine in near fine d.j.175.00. Codice libro della libreria 51315
Descrizione libro Hardy Marks Pubns, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0945367155