Bulletin Volume 1-11

Bulletin Volume 1-11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...his exhibits to better advantage? The answer to the question is a seeming paradox. The grower does not install his exhibit to the best advantage because he loves his flowers so well. He loves them all so well that he does not wish to give one preeminence over another, and so, treating them all without prejudice, he tries to make each one occupy a dominant position in his exhibit. This, from an exhibitor's point of view, is a serious error, and the result is a monotonous repetition of form and color values which inevitably sacrifices the object which he should wish to attain, that object being an effective ensemble. The horticultural societies are more or less to blame for the bad installation of exhibits, for, as conditions now exist, in competitive exhibitions, the installation is part of the exhibit and counts so many points in the awarding of prizes. That being the case should a competitor take outside advice in his installation, he would be disqualified just as if he had borrowed the flowers wherewith to make the exhibit. Following the established rule a society precludes itself from rendering assistance in the installation of exhibits and therefore is impotent in any effort to raise the standard of excellence. This might be overcome if a society should deem it wise to invest with absolute authority some person in whom it had supreme confidence and permit him to give advice to any and all exhibitors requesting it. Such person should also have authority to correct and improve any unsuccessful installations. The appreciation of flowers is so closely allied to their arrangement a brief excursus on that topic would seem to be permissible and germane. The perfect antithesis to the American tendency toward extraordinary display, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923235
  • 9781236923233