Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

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This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants and trees was compiled by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols — who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts. Their comprehensive collection, rendered from rare illustrations, extends from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included. In addition to providing a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species — from absinth to zinnia — the authors explain the religious, magical and legendary significance of such flora as the mandrake, resurrection flower and mistletoe, and trace the development of many horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols. A visual treat for flower lovers, this essential sourcebook for artists, designers, and folklore enthusiasts will also be of value to botanical and gardening specialists.
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Floriography Today

The Symbolic Meanings & the Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers

Author: S.theresa Dietz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537045429

Category:

Page: 482

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Now, Floriography Today is available in the very popular 6-inch x 9-inch bookshelf friendly size! There is no better book on the subject of the secret language of flowers and their possible intrinsic spiritual and magical powers than Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz. There are 440 pages of painstakingly researched and organized information that has never been available in one volume until now. A must have for every library's reference book shelf. Concise, consolidated and extensively cross-referenced for easy research, Floriography Today consists of over 7,500 plant names; over 2,000 symbolic meanings; and over 600 possible powers for over 900 individual species trees, plants and flowers with additional notes of interesting "Folklore and Facts" throughout. Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz, is...without a doubt...the Floriography reference book for the 21st Century. Wonderfully laid out for ease of use and highly recommended.
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The Folk-lore of Plants

Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: 328

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A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

Author: Mandy Kirkby

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345532864

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 187

View: 706

Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings-- love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom. Kirkby shares the historical literary, and cultural significance of flowers.
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Plant Lore and Legend

The Wisdom and Wonder of Plants and Flowers Revealed

Author: Ruth Binney

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486828749

Category:

Page: 144

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This charmingly illustrated hardcover gift edition provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, stories, and superstitions related to plant life. Its mix of fact and fancy will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.
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Flowerpaedia

1,000 Flowers and Their Meanings

Author: Cheralyn Darcey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925429466

Category: Flowers

Page: 264

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Flowerpaedia is a handy and engaging A-Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey. Readers will delight in understanding what each flower means - emotionally, spiritually, and symbolically - and the dictionary format allows people to search by the feeling or emotion they wish to convey or change. Expertly written with easy-to-understand insights, Flowerpaedia shares how we can work with a myriad of flowers to achieve balance, calm, or healing in our lives, homes, and gardens. Included is an index of each flower's precise botanical name for easy and exact identification. Written for the enthusiastic gardener and anyone charmed by the beauty and energy of flowers, this guide to understanding and selecting the right flower for every occasion and meaning will be felt and enjoyed by all.
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The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557093844

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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This colorful Victorian floral dictionary, illustrated with more than 250 drawings, gives meanings for nearly 800 flowers and unlocks a secret language used in the 19th century.
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Discovering the Folklore of Plants

Author: Margaret Baker

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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An alphabetical list of plants and their associated folklore.
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Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen

Author: Susan Gaber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131378

Category: Design

Page: 80

View: 1511

A hundred garden favorites rendered in black-and-white line illustrations will suggest numerous design and artistic uses. Amaryllis, anemone, begonia, cinquefoil, peony, snapdragon flow and weave, many forming borders and frames.
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Wildflower Folklore

Author: Laura C. Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564402219

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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LIfe stories of 105 wildflowers, grouped according to their most frequently occurring color; brief description, scientific and common names; place and season to find them.
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Decorative Plant and Flower Studies for Artists and Craftsmen

Author: J. Foord

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155390

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 9554

Treasury of 88 royalty-free drawings of 40 plants and flowers — Daffodil, Apple and other more or less familiar species — distinguished by their grace, impeccable draftsmanship, and botanical accuracy.
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1300 Real and Fanciful Animals

From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

Author: Matthäus (the Younger) Merian

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132765

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, birds, fish, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists.
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Big Book of Dragons, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486435121

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Provides an illustrated look at dragons, griffins, werewolves, serpent monsters, sirens, mermaids, and other mythical creatures of land, sea, and air and includes text with legends from around the world.
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Celtic and Old Norse Designs

Author: Courtney Davis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486412296

Category: History

Page: 44

View: 9486

Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings. Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs. Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.
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The Meaning of Flowers

Myth, Language & Lore

Author: Ann Field,Gretchen Scoble

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452140901

Category: Gardening

Page: 108

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Should you send a rose of crimson or of white to the one you love? What gift of flowers best expresses thanks to a dear friend? From ancient days, long before words complicated what we say to one another, flowers have been our messengers, invested with our most cherished feelings. Illustrated with luscious collages by acclaimed artist Ann Field, this enchanting tribute to the power and symbolism of flowers offers a contemporary introduction to an age-old tradition. The text draws on botanical, historical, and mythological sources worldwide, from ancient Rome to Victorian England, from Asia to the Americas, presenting portraits of almost 50 blossoms favored for all time. In Persia, for instance, the black medulla of the red tulip was said to represent the lover's heart, burnt to a coal by love's passion. To Victorians, lavender signified a broken trust, hollyhocks fertility, and nasturtiums a jest or whimsy. Blending fact, folktale, natural history, and original art, The Meaning of Flowers explores the language and lore of nature's most intimate and beautiful gifts.
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Flower Symbols

The Language of Love

Author: Kathleen Marie Karlsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983358305

Category: Art

Page: 120

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Poetry of Flowers

Author: Patricia Whittaker

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810937185

Category: Nature

Page: 14

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Watercolors illustrate flower poems
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Symbols, Signs and Signets

Author: Ernst Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141160

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 4872

1,355 signs, seals, symbols: Babylonia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Germanic, Byzantine, Renaissance, Aztec, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese, others. Astrological, alchemical, magical, early Christian, masonic, heraldic, crests, goldsmiths' marks, watermarks.
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