The Orchid in Lore and Legend

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Timber, 2000 - 184 páginas
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The orchid is the most evocative of flowers, inspiring in some of its admirers a fanaticism akin to madness, as demonstrated in Susan Orlean's popular novel The Orchid Thief. This elegant survey of the orchid treats its place in legend and suggests the impact that these exotic plants had on the temperate European mind. Berliocchi chronicles the adventurers and scientists who introduced these marvels, discusses their place in the arts from literature and magic to cuisine, and concludes with accounts of the most important genera and their cultivation. Splendidly illustrated with period engravings and botanical paintings, it is literate and delightful.

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The orchid in lore and legend

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This translation of Il Fiore Degli Dei by the late Italian garden historian Berliocchi is a welcome addition to the growing genre of literary works devoted to orchids, such as Susan Orlean's The ... Leer reseña completa

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Interesting accounts. Seriously flawed by lack of footnotes and any documentation that would point to primary sources. Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (2000)

Luigi Berliocchi (1953-1999) was a lecturer in garden history at the University of Reggio Calabria. He also wrote the text for Vanished Gardens of Rome as well as a study of the origin and history of Mediterranean plants and their presence in art.

Mark Griffiths, one of the world's foremost writers on orchids, has edited and written numerous publications on orchids and horticulture. He was editor of "The New Royal Horticulture of Gardening", and was awarded the Garden Writers' Guild Special Award for a Work of Outstanding Excellence for his RHS Manual, "Orchids". Griffiths is horticultural correspondent for "The Times, London".

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