eBook Willow epub

by Alison Syme

eBook Willow epub
  • ISBN: 1780233329
  • Author: Alison Syme
  • Genre: Science
  • Subcategory: Nature & Ecology
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Pages: 241 pages
  • ePUB size: 1143 kb
  • FB2 size 1403 kb
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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.

This is my author page where I'll post details of my short stories and novels. 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. Yesterday at 10:18 AM ·. +3.

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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.

Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerowsOCothe 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, anda"The Lord of the Rings." Telling the willowOCOs rich and multilayered tale, Alison Syme explores its presence in literature, art, and human history.aSyme 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. Looking at the roles that willows have played in folklore, religion, and art, she parses their connections to grief and joy, toil and play, necessity and ornament. Filled with one hundred images, a"Willow"ais a seamless account of the singular place the willow holds in our culture."
Comments: (3)
generation of new
Good book. However, it arrived with dusty and bumped hard-cover.
Bundis
This is described by the publisher as "integrating horticultural and botanical writing with a broader account of the cultural and social impact." That is somewhat misleading, since the horticultural and botanical statements are brief, and they pertain to a multiplicity of species worldwide. The botanical information is at the level of a primer. On the other hand, the book is lavishly illustrated and well bound. It would be most desirable for readers wanting to see how willows have been portrayed in different parts of the world (mostly Europe and eastern Asia) over several centuries. The New York Times review calls it "perfect for house gifts."
Dandr
This is another in the "Botanical" series. As is typical, the illustrations are excellent to superb, the writing is good and the content rather varied, with a strong content of the willow and human culture.

Before reading this book, I knew little about willows beyond "Wind in the Willows." Now I know a good deal, in enough depth to know what to look for if I want to find out more. Among the aspects of willow addressed are willow bark as a medicine, as a biofuel, as a soil stabilizer, willow biology. There's a bit on the famed blue willow pattern of Chinese ceramics, including the back story and literary interpretation (it's vastly more complex than just a pattern). I rather liked one aspect I had always wondered about: pollarding, what is it, why is it done and all. The variety is amazing, including an intriguing dwarf arctic species.

Chapters include Introduction-natural history; Rites of spring and mourning; Willow forms; Patterns of romance and mystery; Tree of prose and poetry; Brushes with fame; and Conclusion, Willow in the world garden. As you can see, the cultural aspect and human use of the species predominates. The illustrations are very diverse, including some Asian brush paintings of willows that are really good stuff.
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