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THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT - by Rudi Enos


THE BOOK OF TENTS TRILOGY  


This is the story of the development of the largest portable structures available for hire in the world. The structures described are huge by any standards with some able to house up to 30,000 people at a time, covering more than four acres. The book covers the development of these huge structures, used for the most significant events ever held in tents around the world. It can be purchased by clicking on the Order a Book link above, Alternatively you can purchase the book from Amazon, Waterstones or any other major online book retailer. The book is currently on offer at £18 rather than the RRP of £28.

The book covers the development of these huge modern structures over a period of the last 200 years, it also describes the history of tents as magnificent buildings in antiquity, as symbols of power and as inspiration for spectacular architecture.

This book, The Sky Is Not The Limit, is intended to be the first of 3 tent related books.

The book describes the industry background, development and use of the largest temporary structures for events in the world. The second, The Book Of Tents covers all kinds of tented structures and provides an in depth The book describes the industry background, development and use of the largest temporary structures for events in the world. The second, The Book Of Tents covers all kinds of tented structures and provides an in depth appraisal of the design, analysis, manufacture and installation of tension fabric structures. The third Tents and Events is a reference on all aspects of temporary installations, stages, seating grandstands, tented structures, exhibition vehicles and an overview of health and safety issues of all of those.

 

CONTENTS - The Sky Is Not The LimitThe Sky is Not The Limit front and back cover


Chapter 1: EARLY DAYS
 

1.1. Introduction
1.2. Lets Start At The Beginning
The Beginning Of The Beginning
1.3. The Circus Comes To Town
Transient
1.4. World Class Events In Tents

Chapter 2: TABERNACLES, TEMPLES AND CIRCUS'S

Famous Tentmakers
Saint Paul The Tentmaker
Omar Khayyám
Akbar - Moghul Empire - 1550
2.2. Significant Historical Events In Tents
Epigenesis
Nomads
Fustat - 640 Ad
The Field of the Cloth of Gold - 1520
2.3. The Kaaba and the Tabernacle - 2450 BCE
The Kaaba at Makkah - age uncertain
Four Million Reasons To Live In A Tent
The Tabernacle - 2450 BCE
2.4. Xerxes Royal Tent - 480 BCE
The Odeon of Pericles, the first Odeon
Reconstruction of the Hall of Hundred Columns.
2.5. Alexander The Greats Cosmic Tent - 356 BCE
2.6. The Pavilion Of King Ptolemy Philadelphius - 283 BCE
2.7. The Tents Of Tamerlane - 1400
From The Khans To The Modern Day
2.8. Kublai Khan's Pleasure Palace - 1200
Xanadu by John Man
Xanadu in the travel book of Samuel Purchas
A Reconstruction Of Kublai Khan's Portable Palace
2.9. The Delhi Durbar - 1911
2.10. Persopolis - Tehran - 1971
The Tent City Of Persepolis
2.11. The Great British Exhibition 1851
2.12. Tent Churches
Rev. A. A. Allen
Oral roberts
Billy graham
Circuit chautauquas
2.13. Circus Big Tops
Circus Primus
Early Circus in America
Joshua Purdy Brown
Colonel Rufus Welch
Gilbert R. Spaulding
P.T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie & Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Brothers Route Book - Dimensions of Canvas, 1892
Chipperfields Circus 'Big Show'

Chapter 3: DIFFERENT STYLES

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Generic Types Of Structure
Camping Tents
The Pole Tent
The Frame Tent
The Air Dome
Rental Tents
3.1. Rental Structures For Performance

Chapter 4: THE MAJOR STRUCTURES

4.1. The Kayam
4.2. The Valhalla Structure
4.3. The MT66 Tension Structure
4.4. The Mobile Structures MegaDome

Chapter 5: WHY THINGS ARE DONE THIS WAY

5.1. Strength Thro Shape
5.2. Failure - Engineering For
5.3. The Kayam
5.4. The MT65
5.6. The MT66
5.7. The MegaDome
5.8. Transporting The Beast
5.10. Operating The Beast

Chapter 6: SOME MAJOR PROJECTS

6.1. Touring Shows In Portable Structures
6.2. The Walt Disney On Ice Project
6.3. The Radiohead Tour
6.4. Millennium Eave - 26,00 People
6.5. Glastonbury Festival
6.6. The Earth Summit - Johannesburg
6.7. MTV Europe Awards Roma 2004

Chapter 7: THE FUTURE

7.1. The Future Of Portable Structures
Future Instant Deployment Structures
The End Of The Beginning
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