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Flower power : the meaning of flowers in Asian art
Flower power : the meaning of flowers in Asian art

Meaning of flowers in Asian art.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, author.
First edition.
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xii, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Flower Power is organized by the Asian Art Museum. Exhibition dates: June 23-October 1, 2017."
Transcendence: lotus -- Transience: plum and cherry -- Reflection: chrysanthemum -- Sophistication: tulip and rose -- Provocation: flowers in contemporary art.
"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.
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