Flower Power

Flower Power

The Meaning of Flowers in Asian Art

Book - 2017
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"In 1967, the phrase 'flower power' transformed the commonplace flower into a Buddhist-inspired symbol of peace. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of San Francisco's Summer of Love, this book showcases the expressive powers of flowers in Asian arts and cultures. Beginning in ancient times, a language of flowers, where certain blooms suggest specific themes, was communicated in art throughout Asia. Here forty artworks, all drawn from the Asian Art Museum's renowned collection, focus on six celebrated flowers--lotus, plum blossom, cherry blossom, chrysanthemum, tulip, and rose--and the messages they convey."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780939117796
Characteristics: xi, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Alternative Title: Meaning of flowers in Asian art


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