For nearly fifty years, this classic book has led the way in floral design. Flowers: Creative Design contains hundreds of suggestions on new, simpler, and quicker methods of constructing floral pieces. Detailed instructions, profusely illustrated with more than 380 photographs and 150 sketches in progressive steps, will enable the experienced and not so experienced to produce work of professional quality. This volume contains a wealth of information everyone, regardless of skill level, can use to add the elegance of flowers to their life. Florists, amateurs, hobbyists, instructors, wedding and party planners, and those who simply appreciate beauty will be taken with the wealth of information in Flowers: Creative Design. Includes: A graphic explanation of line, form, space, texture and pattern, color, size, proportion, and harmony, to name just a few, to enable the creation of beautiful arrangements. In-depth ways to create vegetative, geometric, ikebana, interpretive, and abstract designs. Information on the care and handling of freshly cut flowers and foliage, methods of tinting and dyeing flowers, and preserving and drying flowers and foliage. A definitive discussion of traditional and contemporary wedding design and the florist's role from the first moment of consultation until the last guest has departed. Spectacular designs are suggested for the entire bridal ceremony, with a discussion of wedding etiquette and procedures. Personal flower designs for corsages, boutonnieres, hairpieces, and wedding bouquets. How to create beautiful wreaths, container, and spray designs. Fresh ways of decorating and designing with potted plants and bonsai arrangements.
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 1792 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 28 mm
Edition: Seventh Edition