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A Rose by Any Name: The Little-Known Lore and Deep-Rooted History of Rose Names

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Publisher Comments:

Encompassing art, literature, science, technology, history, and everything in between, the stories behind rose varieties include enough curiosities, romance, tragedy, wit, mystery, scandal, and earthy delights to satisfy even those who would never dream of actually tending a plant. in addition to names, readers will learn that the perfume of 'Rosa Gallica' wafted through Pliny's Roman villa and lulled Marie Antoinette on the night before her wedding; that 'Eglantine' is threaded through Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; that roses in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were mainly raised for medicinal purposes; and that the world of rose-naming rights is one of complicated and fiercely guarded copyrights and patents. With full-color art throughout, this eclectic little volume is a must-have for die-hard rosarians, and for the less rose-obsessed, it's simply a marvelous miscellany starring what is arguably the world's most popular flower.

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"[T]he authors provide plenty of arcane facts and tantalizing revelation in an equally entertaining and educational foray into the competitive, complicated, and frequently comical world of rose naming." Booklist

Review:

"[A]n engrossing topic....This captivating compendium of historical miscellany will appeal to rose lovers as well as history buffs." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Encompassing art, literature, science, technology, history, and everything inbetween, this eclectic little volume tells the stories behind rose varieties. Full-color art throughout.

About the Author

Douglas Brenner writes about gardens, antiques, and architecture for publications such as the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and Country Living. He is the co-author, with artist Nancy Stahl, of Real Art: The Paint-by-Number Book and Kit. Formerly the editor of Garden Design and Martha Stewart Living, Brenner divides his time between New York City and the New Jersey shore. He inherited his first rosebush, 'Climbing American Beauty,' from a previous owner of his house, who planted it there around 1910.

Stephen Scanniello is best known as the gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world's most acclaimed rose gardens. President of the Heritage Rose Foundation and a member of the American Rose Society, he is a judge for the international rose trials in Europe and the United States. Scanniello has written three books on roses, including A Year of Roses. He lives and gardens in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565125186
Author:
Douglas Brenner and Stephen Scanniello
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Author:
Brenner, Douglas
Author:
Scanniello, Stephen
Subject:
Flowers - Roses
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Nature-Flowers
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Roses -- Varieties.
Subject:
Roses -- Miscellanea. .
Subject:
Gardening-Roses
Subject:
Nature : Plants - Flowers
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.0 x 6.25 in

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Product details 352 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565125186 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[T]he authors provide plenty of arcane facts and tantalizing revelation in an equally entertaining and educational foray into the competitive, complicated, and frequently comical world of rose naming."
"Review" by , "[A]n engrossing topic....This captivating compendium of historical miscellany will appeal to rose lovers as well as history buffs."
"Synopsis" by , Encompassing art, literature, science, technology, history, and everything inbetween, this eclectic little volume tells the stories behind rose varieties. Full-color art throughout.
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