The language of flowers: symbols and myths
This revised flexi-cover edition of a popular gift book of Renaissance and Baroque floral paintings features numerous full-color illustrations and informative commentary. Arranged alphabetically, the flowers depicted in this book by artists such as Brueghel and William Morris display a full array of emotions and ideals, declarations of love, gestures of gratitude, and expressions of sympathy. Each full-color, full-page illustration is accompanied by a descriptive text explaining the flower’s symbolism, mythological importance, and meaning in the present day. From Hippocrates’ discovery of the healing powers of the iris to the daffodil’s connection with Christ’s resurrection, this captivating collection of botanical art, enhanced by Marina Heilmeyer’s insightful commentary, reminds us of the power and eloquence of nature’s most exquisite gifts.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
The lovely book, The Language of Flowers Symbols and Myths” was written by Marina Heilmeyer and published in 2001. It gives the meaning of flowers in a simple yet beautifully illustrated format with small scientific detailed drawing, lovely paintings and bountiful information. The combination was wonderful to experience and enjoy. From a flowers names aguilegia to oranges and lemons, the format of this book is a two page layout per plant identified, explained and illustrated. There is a historical introduction that is enhanced by the famous pieces of art that are displayed and explained in meaning and feeling. I enjoyed this book and learned a great deal about the symbolization and meaning of flowers.
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Beautiful illustrations and interesting facts on flowers. The perfect gift for a gardener!