Flower Arranging the American Way: A World Association of Flower Arrangers Book

Flower Arranging the American Way: A World Association of Flower Arrangers Book

by Nancy D'Oench
     
 

Showcasing more than 250 designs by more than 130 gifted amateur arrangers under the auspices of the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA USA), Flower Arranging the American Way is a contemporary celebration of an art form dating back to the third millennium bce. Superbly photographed by Mick Hales and other talented photographers, with each

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Showcasing more than 250 designs by more than 130 gifted amateur arrangers under the auspices of the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA USA), Flower Arranging the American Way is a contemporary celebration of an art form dating back to the third millennium bce. Superbly photographed by Mick Hales and other talented photographers, with each arrangement explained in clear and inviting detail by author Nancy D'Oench, the selection of designs shown here is distinctly American.

In addition to flowers and foliage, each design incorporates natural materials from the seashore, the roadside, and even the compost heap to make dramatic mixedmedia creations. Arrangers at all skill levels will find inspiration and advice aplenty.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
"Imaginative, exquisite, and breathtaking" best describes this outstanding new book sponsored by the World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) and celebrating the upcoming tenth World Flower Show, "This Glorious Earth," scheduled to take place in June 2011 in Boston. The ten chapters group the arrangements by broad categories according to types of plants, containers, size, extraordinary techniques, and the incorporation of natural and found materials. Each colorful and superbly photographed design seems to outshine the next with arrangements done by over 130 different amateur designers and members of organizations, including the Garden Club of America, the National Garden Club, and the Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas. Each designer is cited, along with a description of her or his floral creation. VERDICT From cover to cover, this delightful work should inspire and capture the imagination of budding floral arrangers everywhere and be found in any library collection. Highly recommended.—Stephen Allan Patrick, Jonesborough, TN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810949492
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
704,433
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy D'Oench is a writer, awardwinning flower arranger, lecturer, and longtime member of the Garden Club of America. She lives in Portland, Connecticut. Deen Day Sanders is vice president for publications for WAFA USA. Mick Hales is a noted landscape photographer and writer whose books include Gardens Around the World: 365 Days and Gardens Private & Personal.

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