Orchid in Lore and Legend by Luigi Berliocchi

Orchid in Lore and Legend by Luigi Berliocchi

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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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SKU GOR007124455
Title Orchid in Lore and Legend
Author By (author) Luigi Berliocchi
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Timber Press
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 200
ISBN 10 0881926167
ISBN 13 9780881926163
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007124455
Title Orchid in Lore and Legend
Author By (author) Luigi Berliocchi
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Timber Press
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 200
ISBN 10 0881926167
ISBN 13 9780881926163
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No