A Victorian Flower Dictionary

A Victorian Flower Dictionary

The Language of Flowers Companion

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780345532961
0345532961
9780345532879
0345532872
9780345532862
0345532864
Branch Call Number: 808.8036 KIRKBY
Characteristics: 187 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Diffenbaugh, Vanessa

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Apr 21, 2018

Was not expecting the Victorian-era racism regarding the Japanese flowers. A simple Google search on the part of the authors would have illuminated the problems with using La Japonaise au Bain, a particularly Orientalist piece of art, with no discussion of the problems of Japonisme's sexualization of Japanese women and use of European models. The words "exotic" and "since time immemorial" are lazy writing.

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