The Language of Flowers by Marina Heilmeyer
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In this book the author outlines the mythology of flowers in the ancient and early Christian worlds and explains their special significance for love and marriage, in customs and festivals and the use of flowers as status symbols, as symbols of the seasons of the year or as metaphors of human qualities. This text is followed by flower depictions of the Renaissance and Baroque. Individual sections cover in detail each flower, setting forth in short, vivid texts its history, significance and use.
 

About Marina Heilmeyer

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Marina Heilmeyer has long been associated with the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum in Berlin. She has organized several garden-related exhibitions and is the author of a number of books on flowers and fruits.
 
Published April 1, 2001 by Prestel Publishing. 96 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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""Say it with Flowers,"" is a florist's clich , but few realize how much flowers can convey.

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