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The Language of Flowers: Symbols and Myths
     

The Language of Flowers: Symbols and Myths

by Marina Heilmeyer
 
This revised flexi-cover edition of a popular gift book of Renaissance and Baroque floral paintings features numerous full-color illustrations and informative commentary.

Arranged alphabetically, the flowers depicted in this book by artists such as Brueghel and William Morris display a full array of emotions and ideals, declarations of love, gestures of

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This revised flexi-cover edition of a popular gift book of Renaissance and Baroque floral paintings features numerous full-color illustrations and informative commentary.

Arranged alphabetically, the flowers depicted in this book by artists such as Brueghel and William Morris display a full array of emotions and ideals, declarations of love, gestures of gratitude, and expressions of sympathy. Each full-color, full-page illustration is accompanied by a descriptive text explaining the flower’s symbolism, mythological importance, and meaning in the present day. From Hippocrates’ discovery of the healing powers of the iris to the daffodil’s connection with Christ’s resurrection, this captivating collection of botanical art, enhanced by Marina Heilmeyer’s insightful commentary, reminds us of the power and eloquence of nature’s most exquisite gifts.

Marina Heilmeyer is a botanist and art historian at the Botanical Museum in Berlin. Her botanical commentary is featured in the highly acclaimed Maria Sibylla Merian: New Book of Flowers (Prestel).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791335704
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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