A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
A Hardback edition by Mandy Kirkby in English (Sep 20, 2011)
"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.
A Victorian Flower Dictionary Hardback edition by Mandy Kirkby
- Mandy Kirkby
- Foreword by
- Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- Random House USA Inc , Random House Inc
- Publication date
- Sep 20, 2011
- Product dimensions
- 137 x 192 x 20mm