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Rosa Charles Phillips

Rosa By Charles Phillips

Rosa by Charles Phillips


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A beautifully illustrated and unique history of the queen of flowers in art, medicine, cuisine, and more

Rosa Summary

Rosa: The Story of the Rose by Charles Phillips

A beautifully illustrated and unique history of the rose-the queen of flowers-in art, medicine, cuisine, and more

From noted rosarian Peter Kukielski comes this unique and handsome book that traces the many ways that roses have captured human imagination throughout the history of civilization.-Meghan Shinn, Horticulture

I would recommend Rosa as a gift for anyone who loves flowers, although once purchased you would find it hard to pass on!-Judith Blacklock, Flora Magazine

Few flowers have quite the same allure or as significant a place in history as the rose. A symbol of love, power, royalty, beauty, and joy, the rose has played many roles, both literal and symbolic, in poetry, art, literature, music, fashion, medicine, perfume, decoration, cuisine, and more.

In this beautifully illustrated guide, award-winning horticulturist Peter E. Kukielski and his coauthor, Charles Phillips, tell the fascinating and many-layered history of this queen of flowers. The book explores many stories from the long association of roses with human societies, from their first cultivation-likely in China some five thousand years ago-to their modern genetic cultivars. It shows how roses have been prominent across time and many cultures, including ancient Greece and Rome, Christianity, Islam, and Sufism.

The book, with more than 140 color illustrations, offers a unique look at the essential contributions that roses have made throughout human history.

Rosa Reviews

The social, cultural and horticultural history of the rose is entertainingly and thoughtfully displayed in this exquisitely produced hardback title...The narrative in the nine chapters, each usefully distilled into bite-sized sections, takes a world view on the rose's rise to fame.-Garden News

Packed with so many fascinating stories and facts...I would recommend Rosa: The Story of the Rose as a gift for anyone who loves flowers, although once purchased you would find it hard to pass on!-Judith Blacklock, Flora Magazine

The authors present the most comprehensive exploration of the evolution, development, impact and importance of roses from antiquity to present times that I have ever found.-Gaye Hammond, Past President of the Houston Rose Society

Rosa emphasizes the wonder of the rose by tracing the many ways it has shaped cultures around the world. It is wonderfully and richly illustrated.-Michael Marriott, Senior Rosarian at David Austin Roses, and Rose Garden Designer

Rich in fascinating cultural history, Rosa takes us on a joyous visual romp through the stories and symbolism of the most iconic of all garden flowers.-Peter Crane, author of Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot


About Charles Phillips

Peter E. Kukielski is an acclaimed horticulturalist who was curator of the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden from 2006 to 2014. He lives in Portland, ME. Charles Phillips is a writer and editor with more than 30 years' experience. He lives in London, England.

Additional information

NGR9780300251111
9780300251111
0300251114
Rosa: The Story of the Rose by Charles Phillips
New
Hardback
Yale University Press
2021-02-02
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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