The christmas book



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New & Popular Genl Nonfic NEW 394.2663/CHRISTMAS Available


New York, NY : Phaidon Press, Inc., 2023

239 pages : illustrations (color) ; 28 cm

9781838665968, 183866596X :, 183866596X, 9781838665968

Nativity: the birth of Christ and Christmas traditions -- Food at Christmastime -- The evolution of Santa Claus -- Christmas -- the works

This book is a unique and groundbreaking visual celebration of Christmas, a joyous religious and cultural occasion observed by billions of people around the world. The origins of Christmas are in the Christian observance of the birth of Christ on 25 December and, since the early 20th century, it has become a secular holiday with a myriad decorations, rituals, and themes.00Key themes covered include advent and the nativity; the Christmas tree and holiday decorations; gift giving and carol singing; classic Christmas films; and festive music. This extraordinary book showcases a broad spectrum of global festive traditions from many different cultures, such as fried chicken eaten for Christmas dinner, surfing Santas, and shoes filled with carrots.00With paintings, books, prints, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and photography, the selection of works included features a diverse range of both lesser-known and iconic artists, including Sandro Botticelli, Grandma Moses, Beatrix Potter, Norman Rockwell, Malick Sidibé, Andy Warhol, and many more.00In The Christmas Book, the significant artistic and cultural influence of Christmas throughout history is explored through a wide range of beautiful and significant artworks and images from across the ages and six continents, creating the ultimate cultural companion to the festive season