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Fisher, Celia

Works: 24 works in 96 publications in 3 languages and 2,017 library holdings
Genres: History  Archives  Art  Illustrated works  Pictorial works  Folklore  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Creator, Performer
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Most widely held works by Celia Fisher
Flowers of the Renaissance by Celia Fisher( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on twenty popular flowers, including roses, lilies, irises, tulips, daisies, and poppies, the author discusses the history of cultivation of each variety before examining its symbolic meanings. This delightful and beautifully illustrated book uncovers hidden treasures in the grass at a saint's feet, on the sleeve of an Elizabethan lady, and inside the lid of a Florentine wedding chest, allowing the reader to appreciate another facet of many of the Renaissance's great artworks. --Book Jacket
The medieval flower book by Celia Fisher( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this delightful book, the author explores the "floral outburst" that occurred in medieval manuscripts of the 14th and 15th centuries
The golden age of flowers : botanical illustration in the age of discovery 1600-1800 by Celia Fisher( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 17th and 18th centuries saw a 'flowering' of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced. The Golden Age of Flowers presents over 100 of the most beautiful flower images from this period
Flowers in medieval manuscripts by Celia Fisher( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowers and fruit by Celia Fisher( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Pocket Guide examines flowers, fruit and vegetables in painting from 1400 to the end of the nineteenth century. Their intricate symbolism and their place in Christian thought are explored through works by artists such as Gerard David and Carlo Crivelli, whose depictions of both rare plants and common weeds are laden with significance." "The fascination of artists with plants and produce, and the variety of meanings that they held for painter and viewer, is followed through to Rousseau's hothouse jungles, Fantin-Latour's roses and Van Gogh's sunflowers. Horticulturists and art lovers will discover new aspects of both plants and paintings, some familiar, others less so, aided by stunning details of flowers and fruit that feature in the Gallery's Collection."--Jacket
Tulip by Celia Fisher( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, you could only find them on the slopes of remote mountain ranges in Asia, but today they are the very symbol of modern genetics, a species unrivalled for the variety of colors and forms that breeders can create: tulips. In this book, Celia Fisher traces the story of this important and highly popular plant, from its mountain beginnings to its prevalence in the gardens of Mughal, Persian, and Ottoman potentates; from its migration across the Silk Road to its explosive cultivation in the modern European world. Fisher looks at how tulips' intensely saturated color has made them an important species for botanists and gardeners. Initially rare in sixteenth century Netherlands, tulips sparked such frenzy among aristocratic collectors that they caused the first economic bubble and collapse. Exploring the ways cultivators have created one hybrid after another--in an astonishing range of colors and shapes--Fisher also shows how tulips have inspired art and literature throughout the centuries, from Ottoman Turkey to the paintings of the Dutch Masters, from Alexandre Dumas's novel The Black Tulip to contemporary artist David Cheung painting them atop pages of the Financial Times. Stunningly illustrated, this book offers a unique cultural history of one of our most important flowers
The magic of birds by Celia Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the myths of ancient Egypt to the medieval Islamic 'conference of the birds', and featuring exotic species from around the globe as well as humble garden birds, Fisher explores the art, legends and literature of many world traditions. She reveals how the great age of exploration brought spectacular, newly discovered birds to European attention, and showcases stunning paintings from travellers in Asia, Australia and the Americas. More than 100 colour illustrations are drawn from medieval manuscripts, antique maps, paintings, natural history albums and magnificent historic printed books."--Jacket
Flower : paintings by 40 great artists by Celia Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about flowers and about painters. The author has chosen forty of her favourite flower paintings and as she is both expert gardener and art historian, she has all manner of fascinating things to say about the flowers, the artists and the contexts of the paintings. There is old and new, known and unknown in this wonderful collection
Peonies & pomegranates : botanic illustrations from Asia by Celia Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of the flowers and fruits growing in our gardens and greenhouses today were brought to the West by collectors or traders. This book describes the origins of these plants, with quotations from the people of Asia who first appreciated, cultivated and wrote about them. Almost all the illustrations are by Asian and Middle Eastern artists, some of them hired by European collectors. Celia Fisher begins with an account of the long history of gardens in the East, and of how Eastern plants and botanical knowledge came to be transmitted to Europe. This is followed by seventy-four alphabetical plant entries, ranging from acacia to wisteria, each illustrated with wonderful pictures from a range of books, manuscripts, paintings and drawings."--
Blumen 40 Meisterwerke von Dürer bis Dalí( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las flores en los manuscritos medievales by Celia Fisher( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regal image of Richard II and the Wilton Diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a collection of selected essays discussing the Wilton Diptych, a work of art with intrinsic beauty and with an evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. The Wilton Diptych, in the National Gallery in London, has always been the focus of attention, not only because of its intrinsic beauty as a work of art but also because its evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. Following the important exhibition at the National Gallery in 1992, after the cleaning of the panels, a symposium was held on all aspects of the painting itself, and on the history and arts of Richard II's time. The present volume offers the paper given on that occasion, as well as some additional contributions. The essays included in this book cover many fields. Richard II's ideas of kingship are considered by Niguel Saul; his major architectural achievement, the rebuilding of Westminster Hall, is presented by Christopher Wilson, while its sculptural embellishments, the statues of English kings, are examined, together with Richard's tomb, by Phillip Lindley. Kay Staniland asks whether the King's clothing was extravagant and Marian Campbell describes the jewellery and metalwork known to have been in his possession. Shelagh Mitchell brings out Richard II's profound devotion to the cult of saints. Celia Fisher looks at the meaning of the flowers depicted in the field of Paradise in which the Virgin and Angels are set, and the individual plants on which the White Hart is couched, and Lucy Sandler compares devotional images in contemporary manuscripts. Ashok Roy comments on the technique of the Diptych. Lisa Monnas brings examples of textiles which closely match those in which the figures in the Diptych are apparelled. Nigel Morgan assesses the 'signi fication' of the banner, and Maurice Keen considers the painting as a possible crusading icon
The development of flower borders in Ghent-Bruges manuscripts 1470-1490 by Celia Margaret Fisher( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three flower painters : an exhibition of works by Harold Clayton, Gerald Cooper and Cecil Kennedy by England) Richard Green (Gallery : London( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floral motifs and the problem of a Campin workshop by Celia Fisher( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old flames : an illustrated history of the perfection of the English florists' tulip( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan plantsmen by Celia Fisher( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gas turbine condition monitoring systems - an integrated approach by Celia Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

“Where Did This [PrEP] Come From?” African American Mother/Daughter Perceptions Related to Adolescent Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Utilization and Clinical Trial Participation( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Despite the demonstrated effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce incident HIV infections, PrEP’s potential as an HIV prevention strategy for adolescent populations is unknown. This study assessed perceptions of adolescent PrEP use and clinical trial participation among African American women and their adolescent daughters. We conducted focus group discussions with 15 African American mother/daughter pairs (N = 30). Findings suggest a general lack of PrEP awareness, favorable attitudes toward adolescent PrEP use, altruistic attitudes regarding research participation among daughters, and less favorable attitudes toward adolescent clinical trial participation among mothers. Study findings have the potential to inform strategies that provide equitable access to HIV scientific advances among African American women and girls and promote informed parent–child research decision making
Flowers and plants, the living iconography by Celia Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Flowers of the Renaissance
The medieval flower bookFlowers in medieval manuscriptsFlowers and fruitThe regal image of Richard II and the Wilton DiptychOld flames : an illustrated history of the perfection of the English florists' tulip