The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780345525567
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Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Language of Flowers "Instantly enchanting . . . [Diffenbaugh] is the best new writer of the year."—Elle “I would like to hand Vanessa Diffenbaugh a bouquet of bouvardia (enthusiasm), gladiolus (you pierce my heart) and lisianthus (appreciation). In this original and brilliant first novel, Diffenbaugh has united her fascination with the language of flowers—a long-forgotten and mysterious way of communication—with her firsthand knowledge of the travails of the foster-care system. . . . This novel is both enchanting and cruel, full of beauty and anger. Diffenbaugh is a talented writer and a mesmerizing storyteller. She includes a flower dictionary in case we want to use the language ourselves. And there is one more sprig I should add to her bouquet: a single pink carnation (I will never forget you).”—Washington Post "A fascinating debut . . . Diffenbaugh clearly knows both the human heart and her plants, and she keeps us rooting for the damaged Victoria."—O Magazine "Diffenbaugh effortlessly spins this enchanting tale, making even her prickly protagonist impossible not to love."—Entertainment Weekly

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780345525550
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Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.

The Complete Language of Flowers

The Complete Language of Flowers
Author: S. Theresa Dietz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781577151906
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Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Wellfleet Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive dictionary for over 1,001 flower species. Along with a visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's name, characteristics, and historic meanings from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry. For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers like peonies (bashfulness) and tulips (passion).Coupled with stunning full-color illustrations, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

A Victorian Flower Dictionary
Author: Mandy Kirkby
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9780345532862
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Release: 2011
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Odessa Begay
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062873217
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With gorgeous full-color illustrations, ornate decorative elements, lettering in metallic ink, and engaging text, The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic is a treasure for flower lovers. A sumptuous, contemporary anthology of 50 of the world's most storied and popular flowers, each of its entries offers insight to the meaning associated with the flower, and is a fascinating mix of foklore, classic mythology, literature, botanical information and popular culture. Following an introduction that provides a short history of the language of flowers, a fad which reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria, each uniquely illustrated and designed entry is an enjoyable read full of history and little-known facts. Here is the story of Tulipmania; how the pansy got its "face," and why the most particular pollination process of a certain orchid has made the vanilla bean a very dear commodity. You'll also dicover how Christian Dior's passion for lily of the valley inspired his classic perfume Diorissimo and its extraordinary bottle; why Oscar Wilde had a penchant for wearing green carnations in his lapel; and how Greeks and Romans believed snapdragons could ward off witchcraft, so they planted them at entryways to their homes. With more than a dozen two-page paintings evoking the romance of noteworthy Victorian gardens and symbolic bouquets, a cross-referenced index of flowers and meanings, and suggestions for further reading, this book is a must for lovers of floriology and Victoriana.

Language of Flowers

Language of Flowers
Author: Anonim
Pages: 80
ISBN: OXFORD:N11524874
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Release: 1889
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Meaning of Flowers

The Meaning of Flowers
Author: Ann Field,Gretchen Scoble
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781452140902
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Floriography

Floriography
Author: Sally Coulthard
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781787136311
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Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Flowers can talk. Red roses say ‘I love you’, white lilies offer condolence and poppies invite us to remember. For thousands of years, humans have used flowers as a language, a short-hand for emotions and meanings. In her new book, Sally Coulthard, takes a fascinating look at floriography and shows how we still use this secret language across the world. She delves into the meanings of flowers and where they came from, whether it’s ancient mythology or hedgerow folklore. Covering 50 well-loved flowers and plants, from peonies to sweetpeas, ivy to irises, Floriography is a beautifully illustrated guide that will take the reader on an intriguing journey through the history, legend, anthropology and literature of flowers, showing how modern-day society still relies on the meaning of flowers. From the Chinese lotus flower to the Celtic bluebell, the myth, magic and language of flowers is still blossoming today.

Floriography

Floriography
Author: Jessica Roux
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781524866341
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Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A charming, gorgeously illustrated botanical encyclopedia for your favorite romantic, local witch, bride-to-be, or green-thumbed friend. Floriography is a full-color guide to the historical uses and secret meanings behind an impressive array of flowers and herbs. The book explores the coded significances associated with various blooms, from flowers for a lover to flowers for an enemy. The language of flowers was historically used as a means of secret communication. It soared in popularity during the 19th century, especially in Victorian England and the U.S., when proper etiquette discouraged open displays of emotion. Mysterious and playful, the language of flowers has roots in everything from the characteristics of the plant to its presence in folklore and history. Researched and illustrated by popular artist Jessica Roux, this book makes a stunning display piece, conversation-starter, or thoughtful gift.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Beverly Seaton
Pages: 234
ISBN: 0813934532
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Release: 2012-10-10
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and America. At the heart of the book is a depiction of what the three most important flower books from each of the countries divulge about the period and the respective cultures. Seaton shows that the language of flowers was not a single and universally understood correlation of flowers to meanings that men and women used to communicate in matters of love and romance. The language differs from book to book, country to country. To place the language of flowers in social and literary perspective, the author examines the nineteenth-century uses of flowers in everyday life and in ceremonies and rituals and provides a brief history of floral symbolism. She also discusses the sentimental flower book, a genre especially intended for female readers. Two especially valuable features of the book are its table of correlations of flowers and their meanings from different sourcebooks and its complete bibliography of language of flower titles. This book will appeal not only to scholars in Victorian studies and women's studies but also to art historians, book collectors, museum curators, historians of horticulture, and anyone interested in nineteenth-century popular culture.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Marina Heilmeyer
Pages: 95
ISBN: IND:30000087156497
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Release: 2006
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the 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 of flowers as status symbols, as symbols of the seasons of the year or as metaphors of human qualities. Thirty-five beautiful depictions of flowers taken from the Renaissance and Baroque periods are reproduced as full-page illustrations accompanied by descriptive texts which analyse their symbolism, mythological importance, use and meaning in our present times."--BOOK JACKET.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Henrietta Dumont
Pages: 300
ISBN: HARVARD:32044013658547
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Release: 1852
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Robert Tyas
Pages: 223
ISBN: BL:A0022206784
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Release: 1875
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Language of Flowers Coloring Book

The Language of Flowers Coloring Book
Author: John Green
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0486430359
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Release: 2004-01-23
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Attractive, accurately rendered collection of 30 floral beauties, with brief captions describing what each flower symbolizes. Includes the anemone (anticipation), buttercup (riches), red rose (romantic love), carnation (fidelity), poppy (extravagance), and 25 others. A treat for coloring book fans, flower lovers, and gardening enthusiasts.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Jane Holloway
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101907955
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Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A uniquely international anthology that explores the richly symbolic expressiveness of flowers through poems from around the world and through the ages"--

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Mandy Kirkby,Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Pages: 187
ISBN: 0230759637
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Release: 2011
Editor: MacMillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A beautiful gift book celebrating the forgotten language of flowers. "A flower is not a flower alone; A thousand thoughts invest it"All over the world, flowers are an integral part of human culture whether it is the perfect table centre for a wedding, a beautiful bouquet for a birthday, a message of thanks, or to pay one's respect at a funeral. But, while everyone knows that red roses signify love, few may realise that an entire language of flowers exists with every bloom, folliage and plant having a particular emotion attached, be it hazel for reconcilliation, wisteria for welcome or ivy for fidelity. This unique language was created by the romantic early Victorians who carefully planned every bouquet and posy so as to deliver a desired message. Bringing the language to a new generation, this beautifully illustrated miscellany contains fifty profiled flowers, a dictionary searchable by emotion, and ideas for creating bouquets and arrangements for specific occasions. This gift book is a novel present that any flower lover will want to own.

Language of Flowers Illustrated by Kate Greenaway

Language of Flowers   Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
Author: Anonim
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781446548561
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Release: 2013-04-16
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this wonderfully unusual work, Kate Greenaway provides an enchantingly illustrated glossary of ‘the language of flowers’. It shares the tradition, sparked by renewed Victorian era interest in botany and exotic plants – of using flowers as a means of covert communication. A fascinating insight into a bygone era, when the gift of a Tamsy was a declaration of war, and a Garden Daisy meant ‘I share your sentiments’, this text is a real treasure. ‘The Language of Flowers’ contains eighty-two beautifully illustrated colour pages, and was originally published in 1884. Kate Greenaway (1846 – 1901), was a children’s book illustrator and writer, and remains one of the most popular illustrators of all time. Edmund Evans produced her first book (‘Under the Window’) in 1879, which was an instant best-seller and cemented her pre-eminent position. Her charming children in quaint costumes and idyllic scenes captured the imagination of the contemporary public – and continue to delight over a century after their initial publication. The artwork is presented in conjunction with the text – both further refining and elucidating the other. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
Author: Nicolae Tanase
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9798585804984
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Release: 2020-12-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

---NEW EDITION 2021 -- GIFT BOOK WITH DEDICATION --- This book will make you bloom! It contains a list of 800 flowers and their beautiful and timeless meanings. Easy to look through. This pocket book will accompany you all the time in your phone, tablet, or in your Kindle. You can access the meaning of a flower anytime and everywhere, day or night, at a dating or a wedding, and early in the morning in the fragrant garden. Bejewel your heart with the language of a flower. Give someone a flower imbued with fragrance and a word from the soul. Adorn your garden of flowers with values and virtues. Let your garden become the garden of love. Let your heart radiate like the fragrance of a flower...

The Language of Flowers Or Floral Emblems of Thoughts Feelings and Sentiments

The Language of Flowers  Or  Floral Emblems of Thoughts  Feelings  and Sentiments
Author: Robert Tyas
Pages: 223
ISBN: OXFORD:590998411
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Release: 1869
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Language of Flowers Translated from the French of C de la Tour Pseud I e L Cortambert

The Language of Flowers   Translated from the French of C  de la Tour  Pseud  I e  L  Cortambert
Author: Anonim
Pages: 314
ISBN: BL:A0019657757
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Release: 1834
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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