Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers by Sakul Intakul, Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers

Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers

by Sakul Intakul, Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya
     
 

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In this stunning book, renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul combines colorful tropical flowers, exotic foliage and other unusual design materials in refreshingly original floral displays suitable for any occasion and any setting. Photographed in the spectacular, contemporary homes of Thailand's leading artists, designers and professionals, the simple but

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In this stunning book, renowned Thai floral artist Sakul Intakul combines colorful tropical flowers, exotic foliage and other unusual design materials in refreshingly original floral displays suitable for any occasion and any setting. Photographed in the spectacular, contemporary homes of Thailand's leading artists, designers and professionals, the simple but imaginative floral displays evoke the essence of a modern Asian style.

This refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday—elevating tropical flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "art installations" that serve as dramatic design centerpieces in contemporary tropical homes. Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materials—fibers and leaves from the banana and coconut, twigs from the bamboo—and other less orthodox materials like wire netting, the arrangements harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers. Allow Tropical Colors to inspire you, adding a gorgeous Asian flair to your home!

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From highly dramatic, large-scale installations to serene pairings where a single stem and complementary vase indicate a complete idea, the book provides a wealth of fresh images ripe for contemplation. — Booklist
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"From highly dramatic, large-scale installations to serene pairings where a single stem and complementary vase indicate a complete idea, the book provides a wealth of fresh images ripe for contemplation." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794607210
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Edition description:
Paperback with Flaps
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Engineer turned floral artist Sakul Intakul is well known for interpreting spiritual ideas through plant installations and for the distinctive line, texture and sculptural quality of his arrangements. His portfolio includes royal commissions for the Queen of Thailand and a pool installation at the Chedi in Bali.

Wongvipa Devahastin na Ayudhya was educated at the Rajinee Lyceum, a royal-sponsored school in Bangkok, where she learned the Thai arts of flower display and decoration and Thai cookery and food display. She is co-author of Contemporary Thai.

World-renowned photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni specialized in photographing the cultures and landscapes of Asia. He collaborated on numerous books on Thailand, including Thai Style, Thai Garden Style and Classic Thai.

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