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Bouquets of art, a flower dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Lauren Palmor

Label
Bouquets of art, a flower dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Lauren Palmor
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-130) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Bouquets of art
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1305915410
Responsibility statement
Lauren Palmor
Sub title
a flower dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Summary
" Inspired by this beloved Bay Area tradition, Bouquets of Art: A Flower Dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco draws upon the rich history of floriography--the language of flowers--in order to offer a new perspective through which to explore the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor. Selected from across the Museums' holdings of American art, works on paper, costume and textile arts, European painting, and European decorative arts and sculpture, the fifty objects in this volume are accompanied by texts that explore a rich variety of source material, including poetry, etymology, folklore, botany, popular music, biblical verse, mythology, histories of exploration and colonization, and systems of belief. By examining well-known masterpieces through a cross-disciplinary floral lens, this book delves into familiar artworks anew, informed by the language of flowers, and reinforces an essential aspect of art appreciation: if approached with a keen eye, an open heart, and a curious mind, any artwork can be placed at the center of its own galaxy of associations." --, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Foreword / Thomas P. Campbell -- Introduction / Lauren Palmor -- A flower dictionary -- Appendices
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Flower dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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