The Rose



This Vividly Written And Lavishly Illustrated Book Challenges Many Cherished Beliefs About The Rose It Looks Set To Establish Itself As The Definitive History Of The Queen Of Flowers.Ever Since Sappho Planted Roses At The Shrine Of Aphrodite, No Flower Has Captured The Imagination In Quite The Same Way Wherever It Has Grown, Human Beings Have Projected On To It Their Dreams And Aspirations Celebrated As A Sacred Symbol And As A Token Of Womanhood, The Rose Unites Venus With The Virgin Mary, The Blood Of Christ With The Sweat Of Muhammad, The Sacred And The Profane, Life And Death, The White Rose Of Chastity And The Red Rose Of Consummation.In The Rose, The Acclaimed Horticultural Historian Jennifer Potter Shows What, Exactly, Gives This Most Fragrant Flower Its Potency In Societies Around The World Beginning Her Story In The Greek And Roman Empires, She Travels Across Europe, The Middle East, Asia And The Americas To Unravel Its Evolution From A Simple Briar Of The Northern Hemisphere To The Height Of Cultivated Perfection Found In Rose Gardens Today Whether Laying Bare The Flower S Long Association With Sexuality And Secret Societies, Questioning The Crusaders Role In Bringing Roses Back From The Holy Land, Or Hunting For Its Elusive Blooms In The Gardens Of The Empress Josephine At Malmaison, Jennifer Potter Reveals Why This Flower, Above All Others, Has Provoked Such Fascination.The Rose

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  • Hardcover
  • 560 pages
  • The Rose
  • Jennifer Potter
  • English
  • 14 April 2017
  • 9781848871762

10 thoughts on “The Rose

  1. says:

    Someone who loves roses as I do is called a rose fancier I ve always loved that term On the one hand, it has connotations of something that is fancy or fantastical dreamy, whimsical, capricious, voluptuous On the other hand, the word implies someone who is a fan or a fanatic in the sense of being excessively and unreasonably enthusiastic, coming from the Latin term fanaticus, meaning worshipping at a temple This gorgeously produced and illustrated book by Jennifer Potter is the perfect gift for a rose fancier It tells the history, mythology and romance of the rose from its very earliest days, many millions of years ago As the author tells us, roses appeared on earth after the dinosaurs but long before man Jennifer Potter is described as a horticultural historian what a wonderful job that would be and was, until recently, a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at King s College in London The book moves through time and across geographies, from ancient Greece to Rome and thence through all of Europe, and from ancient China alo...

  2. says:

    Writing was well researched but not very engaging Seemed like a data dump than much of a woven storyThe author does warn about crazy chronology jumping at the beginning, but even with the warning it was a bit tough to follow all the lineages and cultures involved even...

  3. says:

    Beautiful book with everything you would ever want to know about roses.

  4. says:

    My fascination with roses began when I saw Alma Tadema s The Roses of Heliogabalus for the first time at an exhibition, the huge painting in a room of its own that was filled with the scent of rose perfume And so when I found this beautiful book on offer, I had to pick it up Whist yes, as other reviewers have pointed out, there is a lot in here about the genetics of roses that would probably only appeal to rose growers, there is also plenty in here focusing on the rich symbolism and...

  5. says:

    I bought this book because I fell in love with the beautiful illustrations, and as such I didn t have too high expectations for the text itself which was probably for the best The writing is tediously difficult to follow, sentences are far too long and often decorated with unsourced citations that make it even harder to follow the meaning It s really a shame because...

  6. says:

    I grabbed this one because I love roses, and I was intrigued by the cultural history of the flower Those parts of the book were really good Unfortunately, I had to wade through a lot of cultivation history, ...

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