The Culture Of Flowers

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521414418
Size: 34.75 MB
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An analysis of the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times.

The Language Of Flowers

Author: Beverly Seaton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813934532
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The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and America. At the heart of the book is a depiction of what the three most important flower books from each of the countries divulge about the period and the respective cultures. Seaton shows that the language of flowers was not a single and universally understood correlation of flowers to meanings that men and women used to communicate in matters of love and romance. The language differs from book to book, country to country. To place the language of flowers in social and literary perspective, the author examines the nineteenth-century uses of flowers in everyday life and in ceremonies and rituals and provides a brief history of floral symbolism. She also discusses the sentimental flower book, a genre especially intended for female readers. Two especially valuable features of the book are its table of correlations of flowers and their meanings from different sourcebooks and its complete bibliography of language of flower titles. This book will appeal not only to scholars in Victorian studies and women's studies but also to art historians, book collectors, museum curators, historians of horticulture, and anyone interested in nineteenth-century popular culture.

Flowers In The Attic

Author: V.C. Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416510885
Size: 58.63 MB
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Chris, Cathy, and the twins are to be kept hidden until their grandfather dies so that their mother will receive a sizeable inheritance, however, years pass and terrifying things occur as the four children grow up in their one room prison.

Caring For Cut Flowers

Author: Rod Jones
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643066311
Size: 54.83 MB
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Caring for Cut Flowers shows florists and growers how to make cut flowers last longer. While proper postharvest techniques will not magically transform poor quality flowers into first class material, a few basic, inexpensive techniques can maximise the vase life of good quality material.


Author: Gillian Haslam
ISBN: 9781405439602
Size: 30.13 MB
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A Dictionary Of Flowers And Gems

Author: Skye Kingsbury
Publisher: Bill Peschel (pub-9236556122599907)
Size: 47.55 MB
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A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems (Say What You Mean—Even Say It Mean—the Victorian Way)


Author: Guillaumme Techerkez
Publisher: Science Publishers
ISBN: 9781578083114
Size: 28.11 MB
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This book delves in detail the intimate functioning of the flower, whether it is on the biochemical, cellular, molecular, or the organism scale. It explains the form and function of the flower, not only from the physiology and developmental biology as-pects, but also from ecology and evolutionary sciences, integrating genetic, demo-graphic, and biogeographical perspectives.