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The Resource Inventing the Christmas tree, Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith

Inventing the Christmas tree, Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith

Label
Inventing the Christmas tree
Title
Inventing the Christmas tree
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A colorfully decorated Christmas tree, lit with twinkling lights, provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck a tree, to bring it inside? How and where did the local activity grow into a widespread tradition, and how has the Christmas tree traveled across time and continents? This brief history, enriched by a selection of historical illustrations spans many centuries and cultures to illuminate the mysteries of the Christmas tree and its enduring hold on the human imagination. Tracing various European traditions from the Middle Ages forward, the author finds that only in the nineteenth century did Christmas trees become common in European family homes. In North America, the imported custom soon fascinated, though some found the tree not quite compatible with a Puritan mindset. He explores how the Christmas tree entered mainstream American culture and how in recent times it has become globally popular. He introduces Jacqueline Kennedy's Nutcracker Tree in the White House, trees used to celebrate the New Year in Turkey, and the world's most expensive Christmas tree, erected in Abu Dhabi. The author also considers the place of the artificial tree and the ecological dimensions of the Christmas tree trade
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brunner, Bernd
Dewey number
394.2663
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT4989
LC item number
.B78 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christmas trees
  • Christmas trees
Label
Inventing the Christmas tree, Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An earlier version ... was published as Die Erfindung des Weihnachtsbaums"--T.p. verso
Bar code
31223104703435
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
99 p.
Isbn
9780300186529
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 785865100
  • (OCoLC)785865100
Label
Inventing the Christmas tree, Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith
Publication
Note
"An earlier version ... was published as Die Erfindung des Weihnachtsbaums"--T.p. verso
Bar code
31223104703435
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
99 p.
Isbn
9780300186529
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012012737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • 785865100
  • (OCoLC)785865100

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