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  • The Cigarette Bookby Chris Harrald; Fletcher Watkins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95

    From A is for Aardvark??We?re not allowed to tell you anything about Winston cigarettes, so here?s a stuffed aardvark??to Z is for Zippo, the iconic American lighter, The Cigarette Book is the ultimate souvenir and celebration of the dying art of smoking. Encyclopedic in both layout and range, this is an ideal consolation gift for those who have... more...

  • In the Land of Long Fingernailsby Charles Wilkins

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    In the summer of 1969, Charlie Wilkins was a young man in search of a job. Turned down by a dozen potential employers?including Shubang Used Tire and Dick?s Nifty Car Wash?Wilkins landed an unlikely job at a vast corporate cemetery as a ?bone waxer,? handling ?bird-houses? (urns), and earning an invaluable education about life as a caregiver in... more...

  • Christmas Miscellanyby Jonathan Green

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 14.95

    Wouldn?t it be great to understand all our Christmas traditions? Here, Jonathan Green offers the fascinating history behind our most beloved holiday traditions. For example, myrrh is incense made from the resin of a North African bush and was a special gift during biblical times. To the Romans, mistletoe was a symbol of fertility, so today we are... more...

  • Christmas in Americaby Peter Guttman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 24.95

    Nothing reminds us of the good things in life?family, friendship, food, and good cheer?more than Christmas. With stunning images and illuminating text, award-winning photographer Peter Guttman offers a dazzling overview of the wintry landscapes, traditions, ceremonies, spectacles, and pastimes of the holiday season throughout the United States.... more...

  • Gold und Herrschaftby Matthias Hardt

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 91.00

    Eine genaue Untersuchung von Gestalt und Funktion frühmittelalterlicher Königsschätze stellte bislang ein Desiderat der Mittelalterforschung dar. Auf der Basis historischer, archäologischer und literarischer Quellen untersucht M. Hardt die Kontexte, in denen königliche Schätze überliefert sind. Zunächst unternimmt er den Versuch, eine Vorstellung vom... more...

  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffitiby Rafael Schacter

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 39.99

    Spontaneous, in-your-face and unauthorised, the work of street artists and graffiti writers demands our attention. Wildly creative and often subversive, street art shows that just because a work isn’t in a gallery doesn’t mean it’s not art. From Sao Paolo to Sydney, New York to Tokyo, these artists exhibit their work in the world’s... more...

  • Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistanceby William H. Beezley; Cheryl E. Martin; William E. French

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1994; US$ 29.99

    This book presents readers with scholarship on public celebrations and popular culture throughout Mexican history. Leading scholars from the Americas and Great Britain discuss aspects of Mexico's popular culture from the seventeenth century to the present. The vast range of Mexican expression is examined, including Corpus Christi celebrations, New... more...

  • The Ritual Lament in Greek Traditionby Margaret Alexiou; Dimitrios Yatromanolakis; Panagiotis Roilos

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    Margaret Alexiou's The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition, first published in 1974, has long since been established as a classic in several fields. This is the only generic and diachronic study of learned and popular lament and its socio-cultural contexts throughout Greek tradition in which a great diversity of sources are integrated to offer a comprehensive... more...

  • Kleine Kostümkundeby Gisela Krause; Gertrud Lenning

    Fachverlag Schiele & Schön 2013; US$ 41.04

    Die Mode der 90er Jahre zitiert zunehmend Stilmerkmale der Kleidung vergangener Epochen. So wird die Kenntnis von der Geschichte des Kostüms immer wichtiger für jeden, der sich beruflich der Mode, einem der Mode verwandten Handwerk oder der Bildenden Kunst widmen will. Die "Kleine Kostümkunde" will deshalb eine Einführung in Trachten und... more...

  • Japanese Celebrationsby Betty Reynolds

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    The people of Japan love to celebrate! In fact, they love it so much they have a day of celebration, whether it's a change in season, a religious observance, or just a special moment in life, every month of the year. Brimming with ancient traditions, exotic decorations, and delicious, seasonal foods, Japanese Celebrations will take you on a month-by-month... more...