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The language of flowers : symbols and myths

Author: Marina Heilmeyer
Publisher: Munich ; London : Prestel, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters," declares Solomon in the Song of Songs. Flowers have played a vital role as vehicles of expression since time immemorial. As a declaration of love or as a gesture of thanks, as a means of expressing sympathy or of congratulating, flowers are often the most eloquent and direct means of communication. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heilmeyer, Marina.
Language of flowers.
Munich ; London : Prestel, 2001
(OCoLC)681048762
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Heilmeyer
ISBN: 3791323962 9783791323961
OCLC Number: 45329107
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction by Marina Heilmeyer --
A look at the centuries-old relationship --
between flowers and their admirers --
The Flowers: Aquilegia --
Myrtle --
Anemone --
Daffodil --
Hellebore --
Carnation --
Thistle --
Passion Flower --
Strawberry --
Peony --
Pomegranate --
Primula --
Hyacinth --
Marigold --
Iris --
Rose --
Honeysuckle --
Rosemary --
Love-in-a-mist --
Sunflower --
Crown Imperial --
Pansy --
Camellia --
Tulip --
Cornflower --
Violet --
Crocus --
Forget-me-not --
Stock --
Oranges and Lemons --
Lily --
Lily of the Valley --
Mallow --
Daisy --
Poppy --
Index of Flowers and their Meanings.
Responsibility: Marina Heilmeyer.
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In this book the author outlines the mythology of flowers in the ancient and early Christian worlds and explains their special significance for love and marriage, in customs and festivals and the use  Read more...

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