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Flower Power Synopsis

This text brings together a wide variety of illustrations of the cut flower in the history of European fine and decorative art since 1500. It explains their symbolic meanings and demonstrates the response that flowers evoke in us all. The representation of non-European traditions, such as those of China, Japan and the Indian sub-continent, enriches the visual material and illustrates the differences between faiths and cultures. A series of thematic chapters follow a broadly chronological arrangement of works of fine and decorative art, manuscripts and books. The early symbolism and mythologies associated with flowers are illustrated through detailed medieval manuscripts. Illustrations of paintings, textiles, furniture, silver, and ceramics focus on individual flowers through the course of the book.

Flower Power Press Reviews

...a fascinating look at flowers and their place in history. --Suzanne Hively Cleveland Plain-Dealer ...[a] visual treat.... --Indianapolis Star, ...[a] visual treat.... --Indianapolis Star, 7/5/03 ...a fascinating look at flowers and their place in history. --Suzanne Hively, Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Book Information

ISBN: 9780856675737
Publication date: 21st March 2003
Author: Anna Pavord, Andrew Moore, Christopher Garibaldi
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Categories: Art treatments & subjects, Gardening: flowers,

About Anna Pavord, Andrew Moore, Christopher Garibaldi

Anna Pavord is the author of the best-selling title The Tulip. Andrew Moore is Keeper of Art, and Christopher Garibaldi is Assistant Keeper of Art, both at Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk, England.

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