A Victorian Flower Dictionary : The Language of Flowers Companion
"A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it." Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. 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, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 132.08 x 193.04 x 20.32mm | 294.83g
- 20 Sep 2011
- Random House USA Inc
- Random House Inc
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, unspecified
About Mandy Kirkby
Mandy Kirkby is an editor and a flower enthusiast. She lives in Cambridge, England.