Design Star: Lessons from the New York School of Flower Design

Design Star: Lessons from the New York School of Flower Design

by Michael Gaffney

Hardcover(Second edition)

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In the current economy, prospective brides, party givers, and commercial businesspeople are looking for ways to create their own sophisticated floral arrangements rather than hire expensive third parties. Featuring a well-known designer's foolproof methods, this lush guidebook brings readers into the world of the professional with secrets, tips, and formulas for great design, including step-by-step instructions on everything from Classic English design to Exotic Tropical design. With more than 400 color photos detailing dozens of start-to-finish arrangements, the book provides a beautiful display of finished projects for readers to replicate. It also guides them through the basics of opening a flower shop or becoming a professional flower designer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989925808
Publisher: Flora Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 156,578
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Gaffney began his career on Wall Street before entering the floral industry. He teaches inspiring and original design, as well as the economics, marketing, and philosophy behind a successful career in flowers to student classes across the country. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, and has designed for many films, weddings, and special events across throughout the US. He calls many cities home, and in his spare time is usually found in his barn with his beloved thoroughbred horses.

Photography by Keith Lewis and Matthew Bushey.

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Design Star: Lessons from the New York School of Flower Design 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased this book to help me with learning the art of floral design to help with a friends wedding.  I found that the Author (Michael Gaffney)  had a fantastic way of explaining how to create the designs found in his book.  the pictures were colorful and the steps were easy to follow along.  I learned how to create bridal bouquets and they turned out great!!  After reading this book, I also found several Youtube videos that Michael Gaffney has done, so that was an added bonus.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is like me...maybe helping a friend with wedding flowers or anyone else who is just interested in the art of flower design!!   
marylouise4 More than 1 year ago
Michael Gaffney writes in an easy to undersand way, and the accompanying photos are stunning. With his simple tips and instructions he puts great floral design within reach of even the beginner.