American Christmas Cards, 1900-1960 (BOK)

Kenneth L. Ames

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The power of Christmas derives from the appeal of its repeated rituals, the presumed antiquity of its traditions, and its ability to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Christmas cards seemed inevitable and ubiquitous, but in recent years the genre has been visibly in decline. It is now evident that the Christmas card was a culturally specific artefact, a distinctive way in which a fundamental human gesture could be expressed within a commercial, materialistic, and rapidly changing society. This stylish book explores the imagery, graphic forms, subject matter, and significance of Christmas cards in their chronological timeframe to reveal an important area of American material culture. There is much to surprise and delight.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Kenneth L. Ames
Forlag
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEMIC
ISBN 9780300176872
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 22,9cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 680 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Decorative arts, Exhibition catalogues & specific collections