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Orchid: The Fatal Attraction (Hardback)

Anne Ronse

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ISBN 10: 9058562522 / ISBN 13: 9789058562524
Edité par Stichting Kunstboek BVBA, Belgium, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The history of orchids teems with tales of temptation and passion. This stunning book combines the most luscious and tactile photographs with surprising and informative texts about orchids. The first part of the book tells the tale about the discovery of orchids through history and describes the way in which orchids are perceived. In the East the emphasis lies mainly on positive characteristics, grace and generosity. In the West orchids personify procreation and sex. Why are orchids the way they are? Why those amazing, complicated shapes? Why those incredible colours?In Orchid: The Fatal Attraction , Anne Ronse discusses everything orchids have stood for in the course of history. N° de réf. du libraire AAR9789058562524

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Titre : Orchid: The Fatal Attraction (Hardback)

Éditeur : Stichting Kunstboek BVBA, Belgium

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The history of orchids teems with tales of temptation and passion. This stunning book combines the most luscious and tactile photographs with surprising and informative texts about orchids. The first part of the book tells the tale about the discovery of orchids through history and describes the way in which orchids are perceived. In the East the emphasis lies mainly on positive characteristics, grace and generosity. In the West orchids personify procreation and sex. Why are orchids the way they are? Why those amazing, complicated shapes? Why those incredible colours?In "Orchid: The Fatal Attraction", Anne Ronse discusses everything orchids have stood for in the course of history.

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The history of orchids teems with tales of temptation and passion. This edition by Stichting Kunstboek combines the most luscious and tactile photographs with surprising and informative texts on orchids. The first part of the book tells the tale about the discovery of orchids trough history and describes the way in which orchids are perceived by people. In the East the emphasis mainly lies on positive characteristics, grace and generosity. In the West orchids personify procreation and sex. Why are orchids the way they are? Why those incredible colours? In this publication, author Anne Ronse discusses everything orchids have stood for in the course of history. Their seductive powers do not only lure pollinators. Also writers, scientists and adventurers have never been able to resist the seduction of this fascinating flower.

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