The Story of Flowers

£25.00

by Kingsbury, Noel | The arts
Hardback | 216 pages, 100 colour, 100 black and white

SKU: '9780857829207 Categories: , ,

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And How They Changed the Way We Live
by Kingsbury, Noel | The arts
Published 02/03/2023 by Orion Publishing Co (Laurence King Publishing) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 216 pages, 100 colour, 100 black and white

Throughout history flowers have been an integral part of human survival and culture – as food, for medicine, to express feelings, as symbols, to commemorate and celebrate, and to decorate. Their shapes, colours, scents and textures have always attracted us, as they do animals and insects. Flowers are used as luxury spices (saffron), and as colouring and flavouring agents – marigolds fed to chickens make eggs more yellow and lavender was Elizabeth I’s favourite flavour of jam.

Flowers are full of symbolic meaning: violets represent modesty, daises purity and daffodils unrequited love. And they have always played an important role in culture through myths and legends, literature and the decorative arts. This delightful new book brings together 100 of the world’s flowers to tell their remarkable stories.

Each flower is richly illustrated in colour and accompanied by facts about each species and what role it has played in our culture and history.

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