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The Orchid in Lore and Legend

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Publisher Comments:

The orchid is the most evocative of flowers, inspiring in some of its admirers a fanaticism akin to madness, as demonstrated in Susan Orlean's popular novel The Orchid Thief. This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants had on the temperate European mind. Berliocchi chronicles the adventurers and scientists who introduced these marvels, discusses their place in the arts from literature and magic to cuisine, and concludes with accounts of the most important genera and their cultivation. Splendidly illustrated with period engravings and botanical paintings, it is literate and delightful.

Synopsis:

A fascinating glimpse into the myths and legends surrounding these exotic plants.

About the Author

Luigi Berliocchi (1953-1999) was a lecturer in garden history at the University of Reggio Calabria. He also wrote the text for Vanished Gardens of Rome as well as a study of the origin and history of Mediterranean plants and their presence in art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926163
Editor:
Griffiths, Mark
Translator:
Rosenberg, Lenore
Translator:
Rosenberg, Lenore
Editor:
Griffiths, Mark
Author:
Berliocchi, Luigi
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Flowers - Orchids
Subject:
Gardening-Orchids and Epiphytes
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.98x6.10x.49 in. .82 lbs.

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