Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi

Hardback
This book is about the power of cut flowers to move the onlooker. The book brings together a wide variety of ravishing illustrations of the cut flower in the history of fine and decorative art since 1500. It explains their symbolic meanings and demonstrates the response that flowers evoke in us all. The representation of flowers in many different cultures around the world enriches the visual material and illustrates the differences between faiths and traditions.