Peonies and pomegranates botanic illustrations from asia by celia fisher book review barney bardsley admires a charming mine of plant and fruit information but its the beautiful illustrations that make this stand out. Peonies and pomegranates describes the origins of these plants with quotations from the people of asia who first appreciated cultivated and wrote about them almost all the illustrations are by asian and middle eastern artists some of them hired by european collectors. Get this from a library peonies pomegranates botanic illustrations from asia celia fisher british library many of the flowers and fruits growing in our gardens and greenhouses today were brought to the west by collectors or traders this book describes the origins of these plants with quotations from . Almost all the illustrations are by asian and middle eastern artists some of them hired by european collectors celia fisher begins with an account of the long history of gardens in the east and of how eastern plants and botanical knowledge came to be transmitted to europe. Booktopia has peonies and pomegranates botanic illustrations from asia by celia fisher buy a discounted hardcover of peonies and pomegranates online from australias leading online bookstore
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