Blooming Flowers
Blooming Flowers
Kasia Boddy

Blooming Flowers



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A lovely book that surprises with its rich array of illustrations and photographs, as it explores the place of flowers in every aspect of life, from perfume and poetry to politics and children's names. Sunflower, Poppy, Lily and Rose are just a few of the flowers highlighted, revealing how and why they have become celebrated in many cultures and throughout history.

From the symbolism of carnations in ‘Sex and the City’ to Van Gogh’s sunflowers, this book is a joyful study of flowers in social history that will entertain with its observations and trivia.


  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780300264791
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Illustrated throughout with colour photographs