Floriography: The Myths, Magic & Language of Flowers

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A modern illustrated guide that delves deep into the true meaning of flowers.
Flowers can talk. Red roses say 'I love you', white lilies offer condolence and poppies invite us to remember.

For thousands of years, humans have used flowers as a language, a short-hand for emotions and meanings. In her new book, Sally Coulthard, takes a fascinating look at floriography and shows how we still use this secret language across the world. She delves into the meanings of flowers and where they came from, whether it's ancient mythology or hedgerow folklore.

Covering 50 well-loved flowers and plants, from peonies to sweetpeas, ivy to irises, Floriography is a beautifully illustrated guide that will take the reader on an intriguing journey through the history, legend, anthropology and literature of flowers, showing how modern-day society still relies on the meaning of flowers. From the Chinese lotus flower to the Celtic bluebell, the myth, magic and language of flowers is still blossoming today.
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Weight 0.370000
Author Coulthard, Sally
Availability IP
Department Natural History
Format Hardback
ISBN 9781787135314
Pages 144
Published 04/03/2021
Publisher Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Section Natural History
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