• Design

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486429784
Category: Design
Page: 128
View: 5899
This profusely illustrated archive of more than 200 flowers, plants and trees was compiled by two of the world's foremost collectors of pictorial symbols — who also happen to be devoted flower enthusiasts. Their comprehensive collection, rendered from rare illustrations, extends from ancient Chinese lotus buds to a basket of flowers in a 19th-century Valentine silhouette. Bouquets, wreaths, flowers of the months, and other floral designs are also included. In addition to providing a table summarizing the symbolic meanings of every known species — from absinth to zinnia — the authors explain the religious, magical and legendary significance of such flora as the mandrake, resurrection flower and mistletoe, and trace the development of many horticultural images in heraldic devices, emblems, and symbols. A visual treat for flower lovers, this essential sourcebook for artists, designers, and folklore enthusiasts will also be of value to botanical and gardening specialists.

Floriography Today

The Symbolic Meanings & the Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers
Author: S.theresa Dietz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537045429
Page: 482
View: 7463
Now, Floriography Today is available in the very popular 6-inch x 9-inch bookshelf friendly size! There is no better book on the subject of the secret language of flowers and their possible intrinsic spiritual and magical powers than Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz. There are 440 pages of painstakingly researched and organized information that has never been available in one volume until now. A must have for every library's reference book shelf. Concise, consolidated and extensively cross-referenced for easy research, Floriography Today consists of over 7,500 plant names; over 2,000 symbolic meanings; and over 600 possible powers for over 900 individual species trees, plants and flowers with additional notes of interesting "Folklore and Facts" throughout. Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz, is...without a doubt...the Floriography reference book for the 21st Century. Wonderfully laid out for ease of use and highly recommended.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion
Author: Mandy Kirkby
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345532864
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 187
View: 5971
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.

    • Folklore

The Folk-lore of Plants

Author: Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Folklore
Page: 328
View: 1766

Plant Lore and Legend

The Wisdom and Wonder of Plants and Flowers Revealed
Author: Ruth Binney
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486828749
Page: 144
View: 9416
This charmingly illustrated hardcover gift edition provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, stories, and superstitions related to plant life. Its mix of fact and fancy will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.

    • Nature

Discovering the Folklore of Plants

Author: Margaret Baker
Publisher: Shire Publications
Category: Nature
Page: 168
View: 2176
An alphabetical list of plants and their associated folklore.

    • Nature

The Language and Sentiment of Flowers

Author: James McCabe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557093844
Category: Nature
Page: 96
View: 751
This colorful Victorian floral dictionary, illustrated with more than 250 drawings, gives meanings for nearly 800 flowers and unlocks a secret language used in the 19th century.

    • Gardening

Wildflower Folklore

Author: Laura C. Martin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781564402219
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 4807
LIfe stories of 105 wildflowers, grouped according to their most frequently occurring color; brief description, scientific and common names; place and season to find them.

    • Design

Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen

Author: Susan Gaber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131378
Category: Design
Page: 80
View: 1088
A hundred garden favorites rendered in black-and-white line illustrations will suggest numerous design and artistic uses. Amaryllis, anemone, begonia, cinquefoil, peony, snapdragon flow and weave, many forming borders and frames.

    • Art

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals

From Seventeenth-Century Engravings
Author: Matthäus (the Younger) Merian
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132765
Category: Art
Page: 128
View: 1832
Quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, birds, fish, and insects depicted realistically and fancifully, plus such fantasy creatures as unicorns, dragons, and basilisks. Indispensable volume of royalty-free graphics for commercial artists.

    • Design

Big Book of Dragons, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486435121
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 4022
Provides an illustrated look at dragons, griffins, werewolves, serpent monsters, sirens, mermaids, and other mythical creatures of land, sea, and air and includes text with legends from around the world.

    • History

Celtic and Old Norse Designs

Author: Courtney Davis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486412296
Category: History
Page: 44
View: 663
Artists, illustrators, designers, and craftspeople in search of exceptionally bold and inventive motifs will find them in this versatile treasury brimming with 125 royalty-free designs. Taken from authentic Celtic and Old Norse sources, they include an amazing array of birds, human figures, and mythological creatures, all ingeniously woven into an intricate network of spirals and interlacings. Meticulously adapted from artwork that graced ancient rune stones and religious symbols, furniture, manuscripts, bronze mirrors, sword hilts, cooking utensils, and other artifacts, the illustrations depict a crucifix; decorative creatures that adorned the pages of the Lindisfarne Gospels; interwoven designs from stone crosses of Ireland, Scotland, and Cornwall; and many other designs and motifs. Convenient and inexpensive, this collection offers inspiration and a wealth of immediately usable dramatic ornamentation rich in character and distinctive in content.

    • Art

Flower Symbols

The Language of Love
Author: Kathleen Marie Karlsen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983358305
Category: Art
Page: 120
View: 680

    • Design

Anatomical and Medical Illustrations

A Pictorial Archive with Over 2000 Royalty-Free Images
Author: Jim Harter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780486467528
Category: Design
Page: 220
View: 2884
Fascinating, visually encyclopedic exploration of the body and healing arts features hundreds of outstanding anatomical engravings, plus images of diseases, injuries, nursing, therapeutics, treatments, and illustrations from the history of medicine.

    • Design

William Morris Full-Color Patterns and Designs

Author: William Morris
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155447
Category: Design
Page: 48
View: 9235
Forty of the Victorian master's most famous designs for wallpapers, chintzes, velveteens, tapestries, tiles, carpets, and more. Reproduced from original color plates of The Art of William Morris.

    • Art

The Meaning of Flowers

Author: Fu Ji Tsang
Publisher: Flammarion
ISBN: 9782080201201
Category: Art
Page: 160
View: 8221

    • Art

Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy

Instructions and Over 150 Examples
Author: E. A. Lupfer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486219578
Category: Art
Page: 78
View: 9950
Complete instructions and examples help you create your own magnificent swirls, delicately shaded curves, harmoniously crisscrossing lines, from which birds, rabbits, deer, ribbons, and other objects gracefully emerge.

    • Art

The language of flowers

symbols and myths
Author: Marina Heilmeyer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Category: Art
Page: 95
View: 2122
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.