Mardi Gras


The Culture of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455617647
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 10th, 2013

The definitive guide to all things Mardi Gras . . . past and present From Twelfth Night to Ash Wednesday, New Orleans is transformed. Queens and fools, demons and dragons reign over the Crescent City. This vividly photographed book is a lively, comprehensive history of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Fascinating and intimate, this book seamlessly intertwines the past with the present.


Mardi Gras in New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780930892449
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Published: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. - January 1st, 2014

Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. With more than 350 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text.


Dinosaur Mardi Gras Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781589809666
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 19th, 2011

Get ready to stomp and chomp to that mambo beat When carnival time rolls into New Orleans, these hip dinosaurs want to boogie on down. Iguanodon wiggles to the music of a marching band, while Zigongosaurus dances zydeco and Pterodactyal swoops into the crowd. From singing tunes and tossing beads, these big beasts sure know how to party. Laissez les bon temps rugir


Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians Cover Image
By Al Kennedy, Herreast Harrison (Foreword by)
$40.95
ISBN: 9781589806962
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 1st, 2010

From age four in 1937 to his death in 1998, Donald Harrison Sr. embraced the tradition of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Indians. As Big Chief of the Guardian of the Flames, he led with both wisdom and passion. This biography of this remarkable man is based on more than seventy interviews with his family and others he influenced.


Mardi Gras Indians Cover Image
By Michael Smith, Alan Govenar (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780882898964
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - March 31st, 1994

One of the most dazzling elements of the Mardi
Gras celebrations, the Mardi Gras Indians receive the attention and respect of
carnival-goers for their elaborately beaded costumes and entertaining dances.
But what few realize about the groups is that the parading is more than just
for show. Costuming, dancing, and all of the rituals of these groups are acts


Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547254
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 1st, 2006

Final installment in the Mardi Gras Treasures Series looks at the artistry and craftsmanship of scepters, crowns, mantles, and krewe favors from Carnival's Golden Age. Exquisite in design and craftsmanship, Mardi Gras jewelry, offered as favors by krewe members, are cherished gifts, proudly worn year after year by the lucky recipients.


Mardi Gras Treasures: Costume Designs of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547247
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 2002

Golden Age costume design was a tremendous spectacle of whimsy, mythology, and satire. Costumes included an extraordinary array of creatures: demons, fairies, magicians, animals and vegetables real and imagined, and a host of others.


Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547223
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 25th, 2000

The Golden Age of Carnival artistry began in the 1870s and was marked by shimmering pageants and opulent private balls, attended by invitation only. Presented in this collection are nearly two hundred dazzling examples of that artistry.


Mardi Gras Treasures: Float Designs of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547230
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 31st, 2001

The fantastic parade floats of Carnival's Golden Age (1870-1930) depicted themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. The glimmering processions of the masked gods and bearded kings of New Orleans Carnival occupy a central position among the rites and glories of this great festival.


Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History of Carnival in New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780882891606
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 31st, 1976

In this pictorial study, the author recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the color, the pulse, and the pageantry that have earned for this annual extravaganza the distinction as "the greatest free show on earth " Author Leonard Huber traces the evolution of carnival from its modest beginnings, including: Lavish balls during the American re


Jenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras Ride Cover Image
By Cecilia Dartez, Andy Green (Illustrator)
$19.88
ISBN: 9781565541825
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 31st, 1996

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is perhaps the only place where a.


Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras (Gaston(r)) Cover Image
By James Rice (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781565547735
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 31st, 2000

Gaston' the Green-nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a colorful tour of Mardi Gras. From the Jefferson City Buzzards, the oldest marching group in the city, to the Krewes of Rex and Zulu, author and illustrator James Rice captures the magic of the carnival season in a coloring book designed for children of all ages.


D. J. and the Zulu Parade Cover Image
By Denise McConduit, Emile Henriquez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565540637
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 31st, 1994

Young D.J. is going to be a page for the queen of Zulu, the oldest African-American parade in the New Orleans Mardi Gras.


Mimi's First Mardi Gras Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780882898407
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 1st, 1991

Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.