Willow’s many roles and stories is Alison Syme’s subject here. Spanning from fencing and cricket bats to Monet’s painting and The Wicker Man, Syme’s book plots the path of the ‘most poetic and practical of plants.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Willow’s many roles and stories is Alison Syme’s subject here. Contemporary craftspeople Lise Bech, Joe Hogan, and Markku Kosonen make an appearance. Syme’s lavishly illustrated Willow is an encyclopaedic history of the species. As someone who enjoys planting and caring for trees, I can strongly recommend as a Christmas present.
Telling the willow’s rich and multilayered tale, Alison Syme explores its presence in literature, art, and human history. Syme examines the manifold practical uses of the tree, discussing the application of its bark in medicines, its production as an energy crop that produces biofuel and charcoal, and its employment for soil stabilization and other environmental protection schemes. But despite all the functional uses of willows, she argues, we must also heed the lessons they teach about living, dying, and enriching our world.
Haunters of waterways and guardians of hedgerows; jewels of the garden and common companions in the fields: willows are at once the most poetic and practical of plants. For millennia they have played a key role in cultures across the northern hemisphere, forming baskets, furniture, fences and walls; treating illnesses; and becoming objects of artistic celebration in Monet's paintings and Shakespeare's tragedies
Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows-the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Lord of the Rings.
Part of the Botanical Series). Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerowsthe willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one.
By: Alison Syme(Author). 239 pages, 84 colour & 39 b/w photos and illustrations. Publisher: Reaktion Books. ISBN: 9781780232928 Hardback Apr 2016 In stock. Willow will appeal to anyone interested in gardens, the environment or the cultural history of plants.
In Part 2 of her series, Allison Symes discovers from local writers and Swanwick writer friends the importance of reading to them as readers AND writers.
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It was Joe Hogan, with his book Basketmaking in Ireland that brought the Irish potato basket back into everyday use in Ireland. One of them is the skib.