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Flowers : Creative Design

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For nearly fifty years, this classic book has led the way in floral design. Flowers: Creative Design contains hundreds of suggestions on new, simpler, and quicker methods of constructing floral pieces. Detailed instructions, profusely illustrated with more than 380 photographs and 150 sketches in progressive steps, will enable the experienced and not so experienced to produce work of professional quality. This volume contains a wealth of information everyone, regardless of skill level, can use to add the elegance of flowers to their life. Florists, amateurs, hobbyists, instructors, wedding and party planners, and those who simply appreciate beauty will be taken with the wealth of information in Flowers: Creative Design. Includes: A graphic explanation of line, form, space, texture and pattern, color, size, proportion, and harmony, to name just a few, to enable the creation of beautiful arrangements. In-depth ways to create vegetative, geometric, ikebana, interpretive, and abstract designs. Information on the care and handling of freshly cut flowers and foliage, methods of tinting and dyeing flowers, and preserving and drying flowers and foliage. A definitive discussion of traditional and contemporary wedding design and the florist's role from the first moment of consultation until the last guest has departed. Spectacular designs are suggested for the entire bridal ceremony, with a discussion of wedding etiquette and procedures. Personal flower designs for corsages, boutonnieres, hairpieces, and wedding bouquets. How to create beautiful wreaths, container, and spray designs. Fresh ways of decorating and designing with potted plants and bonsai arrangements.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 375 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,814.36g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 7th Rev ed.
  • 350 colour photographs, 200 line drawings, 8 tables, index, glossary
  • 1585441716
  • 9781585441716
  • 2,479,780

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""Flowers: Creative Design" is destined to be a classic. The magic of flowers in brought to life in this masterpiece. A must-have for your library."--Phil Rulloda "Flowers: Creative Design is destined to be a classic. The magic of flowers in brought to life in this masterpiece. A must-have for your library."--Phil Rullodashow more

About James L. Johnson

JAMES L. JOHNSON, American Academy of Florists (AAF), American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), and Texas Master Florist (TMF), is the director of the Benz School of Floral Design and the Benz Gallery of Floral Art at Texas A&M. WILLIAM J. MCKINLEY, JR., AIFD, from Rochelle, Illinois, is the floral design instructor at Kishwaukee College, as well as associate instructor of the Benz School of Floral Design. He is a contributing editor for Flowers & magazine. M. "BUDDY" BENZ earned his B.S. degree in landscape art and floriculture at Texas A&M University and in 1946 established the Benz School of Floral Design.show more

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