The Culture of Flowers

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521414418

Category: Nature

Page: 462

View: 4476

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

Annual, Half-hardy Biennial and Half-hardy Perennial Kinds and Foliage Plants

Author: Henry Jackson Moore

Publisher: Ryerson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Floriculture

Page: 232

View: 4849

Posted in Floriculture

Window Gardening

Devoted Specially to the Culture of Flowers and Ornamental Plants for in Door Use and Parlor Decoration

Author: Henry T. Williams

Publisher: New York : Henry T. Williams, publisher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horticulture

Page: 300

View: 1579

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Cultivated Power

Flowers, Culture, and Politics in the Reign of Louis XIV

Author: Elizabeth Hyde

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812204069

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3890

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.
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The Reason for Flowers

Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Author: Stephen Buchmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476755531

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 8033

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.
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Food and Love

A Cultural History of East and West

Author: Jack Goody

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859848296

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 2438

Describes the evolution of cuisines from both the East and West, their influence on the rest of the world, and taboos associated with certain foods and drinks.
Posted in Social Science

Window Gardening

Devoted Specially to the Culture of Flowers and Ornamental Plants for in Door Use and Parlor Decoration

Author: Henry T. Williams

Publisher: New York : Henry T. Williams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greenhouse, Windows

Page: 300

View: 9238

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Seeing Flowers

Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers

Author: Teri Dunn Chace

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 160469422X

Category: Gardening

Page: 302

View: 7622

Presents photographs of twenty-eight of the most common families of flowering plants with accompanying essays highlighting distinguishing features, including daisies, geraniums, and orchids.
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Favored Flowers

Culture and Economy in a Global System

Author: Catherine Ziegler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390019

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9170

Billions of fresh-cut flowers are flown into the United States every year, allowing Americans to choose from a broad array of blooms regardless of the season. Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area. In an ethnography filled with roses, orchids, and gerberas, flower auctions, new hybrids, and new logistical systems, Catherine Ziegler unravels the economic and cultural strands of the global flower market. She provides an historical overview of the development of the cut flower industry in New York from the late nineteenth century to 1970, and on to its ultimate transformation from a domestic to a global industry. As she points out, cut flowers serve no utilitarian purpose; rather, they signal consumers’ social and cultural decisions about expressing love, mourning, status, and identity. Ziegler shows how consumer behavior and choices have changed over time and how they are shaped by the media, by the types of available flowers, and by flower retailing. Ziegler interviewed more than 250 people as she followed flowers along the full length of the commodity chain, from cuttings in Europe and Latin America to vases in and around New York. She examines the daily experiences of flower growers in the Netherlands and Ecuador, two leading exporters of flowers to the United States. Primary focus, though, is on others in the commodity chain: exporters, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. She follows their activities as they respond to changing competition, supply, and consumer behavior in a market characterized by risk, volatility, and imperfect knowledge. By tracing changes in the wholesale and retail systems, she shows the recent development of two complementary commodity chains in New York and the United States generally. One leads to a high-end luxury market served by specialty florists and designers, and the other to a lower-priced mass market served by chain groceries, corner delis, and retail superstores.
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YOUNG FLORIST OR CONVERSATIONS

Author: Joseph 1794-1873 Breck

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372717833

Category: History

Page: 178

View: 2104

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534256

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 9779

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
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The Florist's Directory; Or a Treatise on the Culture of Flowers; To Which Is Added a Supplementary Dissertation on Soils, Manures, &c. by James Maddock,

Author: JAMES. MADDOCK

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379739807

Category:

Page: 288

View: 2310

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Medical theory and practice of the 1700s developed rapidly, as is evidenced by the extensive collection, which includes descriptions of diseases, their conditions, and treatments. Books on science and technology, agriculture, military technology, natural philosophy, even cookbooks, are all contained here. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T035624 With an engraved titlepage. London: printed for the author, & sold by B. White & Sons; G. G. J & J. Robinson; and T. & J. Egerton, 1792. vii, [1],272p., plates; 8°
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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: 1695

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.
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The Culture of Fashion

Author: Christopher Breward

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719041259

Category: Design

Page: 244

View: 7504

This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.
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The Language of Flowers

A Novel

Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345525566

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1220

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.
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