Carnation (Botanical) by Twigs Way

By Twigs Way

Carnations permeate our tradition from the marriage mattress to the funeral wreath. Derided in Shakespeare as ‘nature’s bastards’, they challenged the tulip because the florist’s favorite flower, and went directly to provide their blessing to either an army coup and a Soho evening membership. Spanning the realm from the gardens of the Ottoman Empire to the moms’ Day traditions of the United States through chinese language drugs and French empresses, Carnation is the 1st publication to inform the cultural historical past of this highly vital flower.
Twigs manner strains the pains and tribulations of early breeders, the florists’ fascination with striped and noticed kinds, pleasant names corresponding to the ‘Lustie Gallant’ and the ‘Bleeding Swain’, and the symbolism of the pink, white or even the fairway carnation, which used to be made recognized via Oscar Wilde. those that relish the carnation’s excellent odor, either sensuous and soothing, will have fun with the data that the carnation can heal physique and brain, utilized by herbalists in Europe and China. because it levels from the traditions of the medieval marriage mattress to Renaissance work of the Madonna and baby, this lavishly illustrated publication will entertain a person with an curiosity in historical past, paintings or tradition. it's filled with unforeseen delights that might appeal the brain and invigorate the senses – like the carnation itself.

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