Floriography: The Myths, Magic & Language of Flowers


Available for Pre-order. Due March 2021.
Floriography: The Myths, Magic & Language of Flowers Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Quadrille Publishing Ltd Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: Full colour illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781787135314 Categories: , , , , , , , ,

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.

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Author Biography

Best-selling author and designer Sally Coulthard has spent the last twenty years designing, building and writing about craft, homes and outdoor living. She sees no boundary between the rules that govern good interior design and those which are needed to create a spectacular studio or glorious garden. Keen to explore the relationships between good design, craftsmanship and creativity, she's written over a dozen books about creative spaces, restoring houses, designing interiors and outdoor spaces. From cool studios to salvage, workspaces to building sheds, Sally's books inspire, encourage and equip readers to take on projects of their own.