The Language of Flowers Symbols and Myths (Prestel Minis) by Prestel

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Published by Prestel Publishing .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Folklore,
  • Flower language,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Symbolism of flowers,
  • Art,
  • Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals,
  • General,
  • History - Symbolism,
  • Flowers,
  • Folklore

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9104610M
ISBN 103791330861
ISBN 109783791330860
OCLC/WorldCa62189078

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