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The Language of Flowers: Symbols and Myths

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Featuring colour illustrations and informative commentary, this book deals with Renaissance and Baroque floral paintings.
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published February 6th 2006 by Prestel (first published April 2001)
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Alex Kartelias
Decided to read this because I could never know which flowers were which when they were mentioned by Shakespeare, John Keats and other poets. Plus I wanted to incorporate more of nature into my poetry and this book gave me all sorts of ideas. Interesting book.
Christina Pankus
I wish it had been a 'bit' more in depth, but nice introduction for those who don't know. Also it favors the Greek symbolism more than other cultures or time periods, so it's a bit one sided. Beautiful still lifes though.
The lovely book, The Language of Flowers Symbols and Myths” was written by Marina Heilmeyer and published in 2001. It gives the meaning of flowers in a simple yet beautifully illustrated format with small scientific detailed drawing, lovely paintings and bountiful information. The combination was wonderful to experience and enjoy. From a flowers names aguilegia to oranges and lemons, the format of this book is a two page layout per plant identified, explained and illustrated. There is a historic ...more
Beautiful illustrations and interesting facts on flowers. The perfect gift for a gardener!
Most wonderful for the reproductions of masterpiece artworks which accompany the text.
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