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A mile of make-believe : a history of the Eaton's Santa Claus parade
Penfold, Steven, 1966- author
London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
Introduction: Alfreda's lament -- 1. The corporate fantastic -- 2. Santa in public -- 3. The mediated Santa -- 4. The civic fantastic -- 5. Casualty of the times -- Conclusion: Enchanted capitalism.

"By focusing on the pioneering effort of the Eaton's department store Steve Penfold argues that the parade ultimately represented a paradoxical form of cultural power: it allowed Eaton's to press its image onto public life while also reflecting the decline of the once powerful retailer. Penfold's analysis reveals the "corporate fantastic"--a visual and narrative mix of meticulous organization and whimsical style--and its influence on parade traditions. Penfold's considerable analytical skills have produced a work that is simultaneously a cultural history, history of business and commentary on consumerism. Professional historians and the general public alike would be remiss if this wasn't on their holiday wish list."--
Baker Berry GT4987.15 .P45 2016

Festival culture in the world of the Spanish Habsburgs
edited by Fernando Checa Cremades and Laura Fernández-González
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2015
Foreword / by Teófilo F. Ruiz -- Introduction / Laura Fernández-González and Fernando Checa Cremades -- I. Habsburg visual culture : tapestries, paintings and festivals at court -- The language of triumph : images of war and victory in two tapestry series / Fernando Checa Cremades, University Complutense of Madrid -- The ceremonial decoration of the Alcázar in Madrid : the use of tapestries and paintings in Habsburg festivities / Miguel Ángel Zalama Rodríguez, University of Valladolid -- II. Entries, sojourns & the wider triumphal culture in the Habsburg world -- Interventions in the urban space of Habsburg Madrid / David Sánchez Cano, University Alfonso X -- Negotiating terms : King Philip I of Portugal and the ceremonial entry of 1581 into Lisbon / Laura Fernández-González, University of Edinburgh -- The loose parts of an entry : the flop of Cremona in 1598 / Maria Ines Aliverti, University of Pisa -- Margaret of Austria's travel in the state of Milan between 1598 and 1599 / Franca Varallo, University of Torino -- Triumphal culture in Spanish America / Victor Mínguez, University of Castellón, Spain -- III. Religion and empire : processions, funerals and the Spanish monarchy -- The royal exequies in New World cities and the creation of an imperial urban geography / Alejandra B. Osorio, Wellesley College -- Festivals and hagiography in the Spanish court (1565-1615) : the Veræ effigies of Counter-Reformation saints, from models to miracles / Juan Luis González García, University Autónoma of Madrid -- Corpus Christi in Spanish Palermo : Baroque apparati by Paolo and Giacomo Amato during the government of the Duke of Uceda (1687-1696) / Sabina di Cabi, University of Córdoba -- IV. Music and art in the service of the Spanish Habsburgs -- Music in the service of the Spanish hegemony in early modern Rome / Noel O'Regan, University of Edinburgh -- Royal festivals in mid-seventeenth-century Naples : the image of the Spanish Habsburg kings in the works of art of Italian and Spanish artists / Ida Mauro, University of Barcelona.

"Festivals and ceremonials played a major role in the Spanish world; through them local identities as well as a common Spanish culture made their presence manifest within and beyond the peninsula through ephemeral displays, music and print. This book explores Habsburg visual culture at court and its connection with the creation of a language of triumph, the relationship between religion and the empire, and examines cultural, artistic and musical exchange in Naples and Rome. Taken together these essays contribute further to our growing appreciation of the importance of early-modern festival cultures in general, and their significance in the world of the Spanish Habsburgs in particular"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry GT4862.A2 F46 2015

Bound feet, young hands : tracking the demise of footbinding in village China
Bossen, Laurel, 1945- author
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2017]
Questions about footbinding -- Seeking answers : research methods and fieldwork -- The North China Plain -- Northwest China -- Southwest China -- Bound feet across China.
Baker Berry GT498.F66 B67 2017

古代日本の衣服と交通 : 装う王権つなぐ道 / 武田佐知子
武田佐知子, 1948- author
Kyōto-shi : Shibunkaku Shuppan, Heisei 26 [2014]
Baker Berry Japan GT1560 .T345 2014

番禺民间信仰与诞会文集 / 广州市番禺区文化馆, 番禺区非物质文化遗产保护中心编
Guangzhou Shi : Shi jie tu shu chu ban Guangdong you xian gong si, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian GT4883.P36 P36 2015

Die Blumen der Mode : klassische & neue Texte zur Philosophie der Mode
Vinken, Barbara, 1960-
Stuttgart : Klett-Cotta, [2016]
Baker Berry GT521 .V56 2016

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