Language of Flowers
From the medieval 'doctrine of signatures' and the Victorian floral message system through to their symbolic use today by artists and writers, this book shows how humans and flowers have formed a special relationship with an eloquent language of its own for those times when we cannot find the words to say what is in our hearts.
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