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The New Flower Arranger: Contemporary Approaches to Floral Design
     

The New Flower Arranger: Contemporary Approaches to Floral Design

by Fiona Barnett, Roger Egerickx (Text by), Debbie Patterson (Photographer)
 

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The natural world offers a rich and endless variety of materials for any craftsperson to use, such as flowers, vines, leaves, buds, grasses, fruits, nuts, berries, and much more. These are only a few of the multitude of

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The natural world offers a rich and endless variety of materials for any craftsperson to use, such as flowers, vines, leaves, buds, grasses, fruits, nuts, berries, and much more. These are only a few of the multitude of organic treasures that can be freely gathered and transformed into lovely gifts and decorative pieces. The New Flower Arranger enables a creative person of any skill level to achieve stunning and inspirational displays.

This imaginative book moves far beyond the typical flower arrangement to present a veritable garden of innovative ideas. There are ideas to suit both traditional and contemporary tastes, and many of these wonderful ideas are perfect for holidays, gatherings, summer weddings and special gifts.

Although this book is brimming with over 500 evocative, specially commissioned photographs, it is also unique and highly practical. It contains over 100 clearly explained, step-by-step projects. The many visual examples make even the most complex-seeming creations easy to achieve. Full details of basic techniques, materials, and tools are presented at the beginning of each chapter along with an interesting and informative introduction.

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From simple pomanders and nosegays to more elaborate mantlepiece arrangements, Barnett, a preeminent British floral decorator, and co-writer Egerick list materials plus clear, step-by-step directions for readers to create these and other decorations. The text begins with considerations of color, balance, scale and proportion, flower care, equipment, wiring, and containers to help the novice designer. Moving beyond basic flowers in a vase, it encourages use of fresh as well as dried fruits, vegetables, and flowers, along with twigs, herbs, bulbs, and autumn leaves in innovative combinations for wreaths, napkin decorations, corsages, and other designs. British terms such as "cellophane" are translated to "plastic wrap" and metric measurements are converted; however, the flower availability chart doesn't translate as readily since the Dutch market blooms tend to appear later in the season than those in the United States. Nonetheless, this book provides worthwhile lessons in achievable natural decoration for all occasions. Recommended for public libraries.-Cathy Sabol, Northern Virginia Community Coll., Manassas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754811923
Publisher:
Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 11.96(h) x 0.94(d)

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