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The Meaning of Flowers: Myth, Language & Love

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Should you send a rose of crimson or of white to the one you love? What gift of flowers best expresses thanks to a dear friend? From ancient days, long before words complicated what we say to one another, flowers have been our messengers, invested with our most cherished feelings. Illustrated with luscious collages by acclaimed artist Ann Field, this enchanting tribute to the power and symbolism of flowers offers a contemporary introduction to an age-old tradition. The text draws on botanical, historical, and mythological sources worldwide, from ancient Rome to Victorian England, from Asia to the Americas, presenting portraits of almost 50 blossoms favored for all time. In Persia, for instance, the black medulla of the red tulip was said to represent the lover's heart, burnt to a coal by love's passion. To Victorians, lavender signified a broken trust, hollyhocks fertility, and nasturtiums a jest or whimsy. Blending fact, folktale, natural history, and original art, The Meaning of Flowers explores the language and lore of nature's most intimate and beautiful gifts.

Synopsis:

This book presents vivid portraits of blosso ms favoured through the ages, drawing on botanical, mytholog ical, and historical sources worldwide. It is a delightful e xploration of the language and lore of natures most beautif ul gifts, the flowers. '

About the Author

Ann Field has work that includes distinctive collages and bright illustrations that have been featured in many books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. Her artwork also appears in Citrus. Born in England, today she lives in Santa Monica, Califor

Gretchen Scoble is a designer whose elegant and lively books have received many awards. She lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811819312
Subtitle:
Myth, Language and Lore
Author:
Scoble, Gretchen
Author:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Field, Ann
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Flower language
Subject:
Symbolism of flowers
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Symbolic aspects
Subject:
Flowers - Symbolic aspects
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 1409
Publication Date:
19980401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
8.33x6.42x.69 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This book presents vivid portraits of blosso ms favoured through the ages, drawing on botanical, mytholog ical, and historical sources worldwide. It is a delightful e xploration of the language and lore of natures most beautif ul gifts, the flowers. '
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