Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486429784

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 9866

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.

Floriography Today

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

Author: S.theresa Dietz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537045429


Page: 482

View: 1391

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.

Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants

Author: Charles M. Skinner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497791

Category: Nature

Page: 310

View: 3793

Originally published in 1911, this early work by Charles M. Skinner is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It delves deep into the mythology of the natural world and uncovers legends of times long forgotton. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for all folklore enthusiasts. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557093844

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 9410

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.

The Folk-lore of Plants

Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613106912

Category: Plants

Page: 328

View: 5948


Discovering the Folklore of Plants

Author: Margaret Baker

Publisher: Shire Publications


Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 5498

An alphabetical list of plants and their associated folklore.

Plant Lore and Legend

The Wisdom and Wonder of Plants and Flowers Revealed

Author: Ruth Binney

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486828749


Page: 144

View: 1444

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.

Wildflower Folklore

Author: Laura C. Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564402219

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1511

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.

Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen

Author: Susan Gaber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131378

Category: Design

Page: 80

View: 9866

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.

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals

From Seventeenth-Century Engravings

Author: Matthäus (the Younger) Merian

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132765

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 8733

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.

Big Book of Dragons, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486435121

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 2949

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.

Color Your Own Monet Paintings

Author: Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486779459

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 5292

The art of Claude Monet reveals a delicately colored world of harbors and beaches, roads and gardens. With this book, serious colorists can create their own versions of this famous Impressionist's lovely landscapes, seascapes, and graceful figures. Thirty works include Water Lilies I, The Regatta at Argenteuil, and others. From great works of the Italian Renaissance to masterpieces from the Impressionist movement, the Dover Masterworks series offers more experienced colorists the opportunity to re-create some of the world's most famous paintings. The illustrations are printed on only one side of perforated pages, making it easy for artists to remove and display their finished pieces. The original paintings are included in full color on the inside covers for reference.


1,000 Flowers and Their Meanings

Author: Cheralyn Darcey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925429466

Category: Flowers

Page: 264

View: 1863

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.

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: 9518

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.

Trolls, Elves and Fairies

Author: Jan Sovak,Coloring Books

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486423821

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9785

A wonderland of wee folk, this imaginative coloring book is populated by gremlins, pixies, giants, and other fantasy characters. In addition to mermaids, leprechauns, and other familiar creatures, these 29 images encompass a variety of lesser-known spirits. Colorists of all ages are certain to fall under the spell of these beguiling images.

Flower Symbols

The Language of Love

Author: Kathleen Marie Karlsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983358305

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 1314


Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics

Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom

Author: Richard Folkard

Publisher: Arkose Press

ISBN: 9781345046700


Page: 658

View: 1933

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Best Works of Aubrey Beardsley

Author: Aubrey Beardsley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613573X

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 2779

Rich selection of 170 boldly executed black-and-white illustrations ranging from illustrations for Laclos' Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Balzac's La Comedie Humaine to magazine cover designs, book plates, and more.