Author: David Hamilton
Publisher: Edel Germany GmbH
ISBN: 3937406077
Size: 34.61 MB
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With their variety of shapes and their brilliant colours, flowers have long been a source of inspiration and joy. Photographer David Hamilton presents pictures of flowers and emphasises their grace, elegance, and apparent immortality. This collection of a book and 4 CDs is accompanied by poems and light classical music by well-known composers.

The Language Of Flowers

Author: Beverly Seaton
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813934532
Size: 18.25 MB
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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.


Author: Nicola Edwards
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404236998
Size: 32.88 MB
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Using simple text and illustrations, explains what flowers are, how they grow, and how people use them.

Making Bead Flowers And Bouquets

Author: Virginia Nathanson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486422466
Size: 45.58 MB
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Step-by-step instructions and scores of illustrations show aspiring beadworkers how to assemble more than 50 botanically accurate specimens of African violets, hyacinths, sunflowers, miniature versions of irises, jonquils, tea roses, and many other glittering beauties. Also, helpful suggestions for creating table decorations, attractive bouquets, and festive Christmas ornaments.

Voices Of Flowers

Author: Rhonda M. Pallasdowney
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609257477
Size: 50.72 MB
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Flower essences, essentially homeopathic liquids, are widely available in all health food stores, many gift shops, some food chain stores, and chain pharmacies. They are increasingly popular with the millions of people who are turning to alternative healing solutions, especially those that offer a measure of individual control. Some of the essences are mass manufactured, while others are manufactured from Mom & Pop shops, such as the one Rhonda PallasDowney runs with her husband. PallasDowney, a traditionally trained homeopath and the author of The Complete Book of Flower Essences, has made it her life's work not only to treat people, but also to teach them to take charge of their own healing and wellness. Voices of Flowers teaches readers to:* Discern their own needs for healing, based on the chakra energy system* Immediately begin working with the flower cards to learn the characteristic essence of each of the 48 flowers to bring wellness into their lives* Continue learning through both theory and practice by reading the book and engaging in daily practices that reveal ever more about an essence and its curative powers "-Voices of Flowers is a jewel and reflects Rhonda's deep passion and connection with the plant world." --from the foreword by Rosemary Gladstar Voices of Flowers helps readers listen to the flower --what does this color, this bloom, this essence speak to? Each flower offers a message to the reader. How is this connected to your life and what can you learn from it? Plus there are suggestions for contemplation and affirmations to further develop the true voice of the flowers that are calling you.

The Culture Of Flowers

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521414418
Size: 41.85 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.


Author: Peter Mitchell
ISBN: 9781857590111
Size: 13.92 MB
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Looks at the history of flowers in painting from Albrecht Durer to Georgia O'Keeffe

Hope For The Flowers

Author: Trina Paulus
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809117543
Size: 80.58 MB
Format: PDF
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A different sort of book for everyone except those who have given up completely. (and even they might secretly enjoy it.)