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Horwood, Catherine.
Potted History. The Story of Plants in the Home.

London Frances Lincoln Ltd.: 2007.

Beginning in the 17th century, and coming to full "bloom" in the Victorian Age and 20th century, potted houseplants have been used as decorative accessories, and as subject to fads and whims of fashions as china, furniture and draperies. Wedgwood created a market for bulb pots, and no Victorian high-class home was complete without an aspidistra. Orchids, once rare and costly, may now be bought at the supermarket. This is a fascinating, well-illustrated history of our love-affair with potted plants which covers social history, botanical history, and interior design all at the same time.

Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 207 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New.

Inventory #: 90262
Price: $ 45.00      

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