The Floral Design Manual: Materials & Techniques

The Floral Design Manual: Materials & Techniques


By (author) Pim Van Den Akker


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  • Publisher: Terra Uitgeverij
  • Format: Hardback | 370 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 282mm x 41mm | 1,973g
  • Publication date: 16 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Warnsveld
  • ISBN 10: 9089894519
  • ISBN 13: 9789089894519
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual
  • Illustrations note: 350 Colour
  • Sales rank: 69,054

Product description

'Making every day's life extraordinary' is not just a slogan for Dutch designer and floral artist Pim van den Akker. His floral creations connect the worlds of design and floral art at the same time prove how natural forms, structures and colours are determined. Pim van den Akker is one of the top designers when it comes to floral art. Worldwide, his master classes and demonstrations attract many people. His innovative style with the use of natural materials is to be shown and explained for the first time ever within the pages of 'The Floral Design Manual'. The author highlights the ingredients to be used as well as providing a clear explanantion on how the materials should be combined and processed in order to reach astonishing results. Over 200 of the chosen techniques are thematically categorised, which transforms this book into a complete and very practical reference work.

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Author information

Floral master, teacher, and designer Pim van Den Akker has always been fascinated by nature and over the years he has had many successful publications including: 'Ik rouw om jou' (Funeral Design), Floral Composition and 'Ja, ik wil' (Bridal Design). He has been responsible for the design of many events such as the Home and Garden Fair and Floral Movement and has given demonstrations worldwide. Pim van Den Akker currently works as a guest lecturer. He is unique in the way that he uses new materials and techniques, taking floral art to a new level. He retains an unmatched ability to translate nature into objects that will amaze and inspire everyone.