Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set
By Lynn Araujo
Artwork by Pierre-Joseph Redoute
44- 2.75” x 4.5” Cards
Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set by Lynn Araujo includes 44- 2.75 x 4.5 inch cards, 100-page illustrated guidebook, and a drawstring pouch. Discover the stories all flowers have to tell.
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From the publisher:
In Victorian England, and in other cultures, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set brings together the Secret Language of Flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Each Botanical Inspirations card features a thoughtful quotation that alludes to the symbolism of the flower. The accompanying guidebook presents inspirational affirmations and narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. From the demure violet to the noble magnolia, all flowers have stories to tell and lessons to share.
-About the Author:
Lynn Araujo has been a publishing professional for over twenty-five years, and has worked at U.S. Games Systems since 2004. She has a passion for nature, gardening, cooking, travel and books.
-About the Illustrator:
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840)was born to a Flemish family of decorative painters. As a young man he went to Paris, where he began painting the flowers of the royal gardens. His detailed etchings caught the attention of botanists who taught him more about the anatomy of plants and artists who introduced him to a new watercolor technique for illustrating flowers. Since roses were Redouté’s trademark, we have included four of his rose paintings in this Botanical Inspirations deck.
From Booklet Introduction:
The Botanical Inspirations deck arose from a personal passion for all things floral, especially antique botanical prints.IN addition to being an avid gardener, for years I’ve collected vintage gardening books, charming botanical ephemera including vintage seed packet art and tobacco insert cards, and of course illustrated volumes, old and new, about flower lore and the Secret Language of Flowers. In researching this project it’s been fascinating to discover the varied meanings flowers have in different cultures.
Botanical Inspirations deck features the secret meanings and messages of flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redoute. Guidebook presents insightful vignettes culled from history, lore and legend. All flowers have stories to tell.
Charming gift set includes:
44-cards with quotations
100-page illustrated guidebook
Fold-out guide to the Secret Language of Flowers
Drawstring organza pouch
|Dimensions||5 × 3.25 × 1.25 in|
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