Hidden Histories of Houseplants

Fascinating Stories of Our Most-Loved Houseplants
Maddie & Alice Bailey

Description

The Hidden Histories of House Plants explores the world’s most common house plants, and their journeys to our homes.

This book isn’t just a dry exploration of historical cultivation. The narrative explores the plants’ places in social history, art, politics, fashion and culture, showcasing the most fascinating elements of each plant’s story, be it William Morris’ palm obsession that continues to be replicated in the 21st century by the likes of Ikea, or how common indoor ferns first made their way to Europe in glass jars for botanical studies, and why these terrariums are now on display in almost everyone's homes.

Accompanied by stunning illustrations, the book takes the reader on a journey through time, history and culture, told by the most universally binding objects in our homes from London to Beijing – house plants.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    160
  • Size
    215 x 140mm
  • Publisher
    Hardie Grant
  • ISBN
    9781784884055
Stock Code
210738
Our Price
$34.99
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