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Cultivated power : flowers, culture, and politics in the reign of Louis XIV

Author: Elizabeth Hyde
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005.
Series: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cultivated Power explores the collection, cultivation, and display of flowers in early modern France at the historical moment when flowering plants, many of which were becoming known in Europe for the first time, piqued the curiosity of European gardeners and botanists, merchants and ministers, dukes and kings. Elizabeth Hyde reveals how flowers became uniquely capable of revealing the curiosity, reason, and taste
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hyde, Elizabeth.
Cultivated power.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607711510
Online version:
Hyde, Elizabeth.
Cultivated power.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)630839173
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Ludwig, Frankreich König XIV.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hyde
ISBN: 0812238265 9780812238266
OCLC Number: 56356059
Description: xxiii, 330 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Disorderly Flowers --
Floral Seduction: Death, Sex, and Flowers --
Trading on the Power of Flowers --
Refashioning the Culture of Flowers in Early Modern France --
Curiosity and Flowers --
The Sweet Society of the Curious Florists --
Cultivating the Flower --
The Florists' Flowers --
Unlocking the Door to the Temple of Flora --
Cultivating the Man --
The Theater of the Goddess of Flowers --
Nature into Art --
"Jardin d'Hyver," or Flowers in Print --
Cultivating the King --
Royal Precedents --
Flowers in the Gardens of Louis XIV --
Floral Merchantilism --
Flowers and the "Histoire du Roi" --
Extract of the Inventory ... by Sieur Cottereau of Flowering Plants and Bulbs that He Offers to Furnish for the Gardens of the Royal Households --
Plants Included in Jean Donneau de Vise's Histoire de Louis le Grand.
Series Title: Penn studies in landscape architecture.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hyde.

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