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.
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Published April 1, 2001
by Prestel Publishing.
History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math.