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French Beaded Flowers I : A Guide for Beginners

Crafts & Hobbies

Author - Helen McCall
Publisher - Promenade Publishing
Pages - 32
ISBN - 9780932255044


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Cultivated Power : Flowers, Culture, and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Elizabeth Hyde
Publisher - University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages - 368
ISBN - 0812204069


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Detail - Cultivated Power explores the collection, cultivation, and display of flowers in early modern France at the historical moment when flowering plants, many of which were becoming known in Europe for the first time, piqued the curiosity of European gardeners and botanists, merchants and ministers, dukes and kings. Elizabeth Hyde reveals how flowers became uniquely capable of revealing the curiosity, reason, and taste of those elite men who engaged in their cultivation. The cultural and increasingly political value of such qualities was not lost on royal panegyrists, who seized upon the new meanings of flowers in celebrating the glory of Louis XIV. Using previously unexplored archival sources, Hyde recovers the extent of floral plantations in the gardens of Versailles and the sophisticated system of nurseries created to fulfill the demands of the king's gardeners. She further examines how the successful cultivation of those flowers made it possible for Louis XIV to demonstrate that his reign was a golden era surpassing even that of antiquity. Cultivated Power expands our knowledge of flowers in European history beyond the Dutch tulip mania, and restores our understanding of the importance of flowers in the French classical garden. The book also develops a fuller perspective on the roles of gender, rank, and material goods in the age of the baroque. Using flowers to analyze the movement of culture in early modern society, Cultivated Power ultimately highlights the influence of curious florists on the taste of the king, and the extension of the cultural into the realm of the political.

Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Europe :

Nature

Author - Paul Davies, Bob Gibbons
Publisher - Crowood Press
Pages - 320
ISBN -


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Detail - This identification guide describes many of the plants of Spain, Portugal, southern France, Italy, and Malta. Superb color photographs, line-drawings, and a clear concise text describe 1,200 species that can be found in the region. Detailed descriptions enable easy identification. There is also information on habitat, distribution and flowering time, and excellent coverage of the more conspicuous species including every species of orchid found in the area.

The Language of Flowers : A History

Literary Criticism

Author - Beverly Seaton
Publisher - University of Virginia Press
Pages - 234
ISBN - 9780813934532


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Detail - 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.

Darkness Hides the Flowers : A True Story of Holocaust Survival

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Jerry L. Jennings
Publisher - Xlibris Corporation
Pages - 88
ISBN - 1469128276


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Detail - Darkness Hides the Flowers is the true-life adventure story of a Jewish teenage girl running from the Gestapo. An artistic girl, who dreams of being a pianist, young Ida is abruptly thrown into the wilderness of rural France and must survive alone. Ida’s narrative is illustrated with her original paintings and the poems that she wrote to endure an ordeal of loneliness, fear, abuse and starvation. Her paintings of the experience are captured in this beautiful, full-color, glossy coffee table book. Readers of all ages will be gripped by this suspenseful tale, wandering beside Ida, and wondering, with each new encounter, which stranger might be trusted and which might betray her to the Nazis.

Martinique : Island of Flowers

Martinique

Author - France. Ambassade (U.S.). Service de presse et d'information
Publisher -
Pages - 15
ISBN -


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Flower Poetics in Nineteenth-Century France :

Literary Criticism

Author - Philip Knight
Publisher - Oxford University Press, USA
Pages - 296
ISBN -


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Detail - The title of Baudelaire's famed collection of poetry, Les Fleurs du Mal, suggests the importance of flower figures for one of the major French poets of the l9th-century. Yet, until now, critics have largely overlooked the significance of flower imagery for the poetics of Baudelaire, his Romantic predecessors, contemporaries, and Symbolist successors. In this study, Philip Knight examines the general trends in poetic flower imagery, discussing the influence of popular paraliterature's idealization of flowers, and finally arguing that flower figures became the one indispensable emblem of both continuity and change for the poets of the time.

The Language of Flowers. [Translated from the French of C. de la Tour, Pseud. I.e. L. Cortambert.] :

Flower language

Author - Charlotte de La Tour, Louis-Aimé Martin
Publisher -
Pages - 314
ISBN -


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French Flowers :

Crafts & Hobbies

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Publisher - Hf Ullmann
Pages - 8
ISBN - 9783833163258


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Detail - What is the fitting wrapping for which gift? This book gives the answer - and even provides the wrapping material at the same time. Choose from the variety of themes that these beautiful high-quality gift-wrap papers offer - from flowers and ornaments to abstract patterns and with simple step-by-step instructions learn the optimal way to wrap your gifts. The variety of designs will more than meet your demands, and turn this booklet itself into an ideal gift.

Working Among Flowers : Floral Still-Life Painting in 19th-Century France

Art

Author - Heather MacDonald, Mitchell Merling, Sylvie Patry
Publisher -
Pages - 184
ISBN - 9780300209501


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Detail - A superb exploration of the radical re-invention of the floral still life by 19th-century French painters

The Culture of Flowers :

Nature

Author - Jack Goody
Publisher - CUP Archive
Pages - 462
ISBN - 9780521414418


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Detail - An analysis of the symbolic and transactional uses of flowers in secular life and religious ritual from ancient Egypt to modern times.

Our Lady of the Flowers :

Fiction

Author - Jean Genet
Publisher - Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages - 272
ISBN - 0802194249


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Detail - 'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell. the exceptional value of the work lies in its ambiguity.