Thiele Verlag 2012 (160 pages, format 21,0 x 27,5 cm, copiously illustrated in colour throughout).
This lavishly illustrated book shows women in their relationship with the most feminine of all flowers. It takes the reader into an imaginary rose garden with an intoxicating abundance of colours and scents.
No flower has ever been celebrated and sung about in verse as often as the rose. Painters have painted them, parfumiers extracted their perfumes from them. Yet no matter how much its petals have been plucked, or how many meanings have been imposed on it in the course of the centuries – the beauty of the rose, the magic of its effect on us remains a mystery. Just like love, with which it is so often linked with.
From mythical antiquity the rose has been associated with the feminine. It is an attribute of the love goddesses Venus and Aphrodite, it served the poets as a comparison when they attempted to describe their beloved, it became the very symbol of Woman.
The paintings and images in this book provide an opulent bouquet combining stories and myths, interesting and poetic facts on the theme of roses.
A book full of longing in which women will find their soul. A wonderful gift. An invitation to read and browse. A book to leaf through without saying a word and become lost in dreams.