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The Flower Workshop

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Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular and equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more--all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 197 x 244 x 26mm | 942g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Berkeley, United States
  • English
  • 156 PHOTOS
  • 1607747650
  • 9781607747659
  • 8,462

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-Bring a bit of beauty into your home with stunning floral arrangements....these desirable yet both simple and complex projects are paired with stunning photography. Chezar's loose, natural arrangement are fabulous and sure to be popular. A must for flower lovers.- --Library Journal (Starred Review) -Offers practical guidelines alongside eye-pleasing color photographs....[An] essential flower-arranging guide.- --Publishers Weekly -Ariella Chezar is a true floral icon. In The Flower Workshop, we are inspired by her love of nature and her respect for the inherent beauty of botanicals in every season. Ariella generously teaches the craft of floristry and its essential techniques, and she shows students of this book that floral arranging is a means of personal and artistic expression.- --Debra Prinzing, author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet -These days it's very fashionable for floral designers to grow their own blooms, forage for material, and create arrangements in a loose, organic style. But Ariella has been a master of this style for decades. An innovator rather than a follower, Ariella always creates floral designs that surprise and delight.- --Kate Berry, creative director of Martha Stewart Weddings and editor-at-large of Martha Stewart Living -Ariella has developed a new vocabulary of floral design, one based almost entirely on the natural gesture of a plant and the way it grows in the garden. She's inspired me (and a whole school of floral design) to avoid rigid perfection, and to rely more on cultivating an artist's intimate eye on the world of flowers.- --Stephen Orr, author of The New American Herbal -I am constantly inspired by the beauty of Ariella's organic, creative, and thoughtful designs. Her arrangements have a sense of elegance and a natural aesthetic. Ariella's touch is subtle, yet always innovative, and the artistry of her work is stunning without fail.- --Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddingsshow more

About Ariella Chezar

ARIELLA CHEZAR is the author of Flowers for the Table and a master floral designer whose work has graced the covers and pages of Martha Stewart Living, O Magazine, Smitten, Sunset, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Real Simple, Sweet Paul, and many more. She is a teacher at FlowerSchool New York and has designed flower arrangements for the White House. Read more about her work at www.ariellaflowers.com. JULIE MICHAELS is a former editor for the Boston Globe and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and numerous magazines.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1 The Art of Painterly Arrangements  11 Essential Techniques and Tools  33 Living With Flowers  49 •  Tonal Arrangements  59 Favorite Flowers  85 Branch Arrangements  113  Fruits and Berries  133 Handheld Bouquets  151 Compotes  173 celebrating with flowers  197 •  Seasonal Flower guide  231 About the Authors  235 Acknowledgments  236 Index  240show more

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