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Holland Flowering: How The Dutch Flower Industry Conquered The World

Worldwide, the indelible image of the Netherlands is the tulip. But the tulip is not alone: flowers of all kinds have long been a key part of both the Dutch identity and the Dutch economy, and in Holland Flowering, Andrew Gebhardt offers a dazzling tour of Dutch flower culture, from the earliest days of horticulture to attempts to grow bulbs on the moon.

Building his account around the world's largest flower auction, Aalsmeer's, which is located near Amsterdam, Gebhardt links past and present, petals and painting, colonial trading and the European Union. The resulting book is as unusual as it is ambitious, full of insights into horticulture, the workings of markets, globalization, aesthetics, and Dutch popular culture.

Amsterdam University Press

Amsterdam University Press

Andrew Gebhardt

Andrew Gebhardt

No of Pages
250
Publisher
Amsterdam University Press
ISBN-13
9789089646170
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Paperback
Published Date
Feb 15, 2015

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About Andrew Gebhardt

Andrew Gebhardt is an American writer based in Amsterdam. He has lived in the Netherlands for 10 years and did a PhD at the UvA. Most of his training and writing experience is with poetry, but Holland Flowering is narrative nonfiction, and grew out of his dissertation on the Dutch flower industry.

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