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Flowers: The Complete Book of Floral Design-Choosing, Creating, Presenting
Paula Pryke
0847826430
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paula Pryke is one of the leading floral designers in the world today and is an inspiration not only to do-it-yourselfers but to professionals in the floral and interior design. This book profiles more than 80 projects, which are divided into two distinctive styles-classic and contemporary. The first chapter features arrangements that have stood the test of time and have become classics in their own rights; the next section features those that are on the cutting edge. For each arrangement, Paula takes the readers on a very personal journey through her color and design choices that make each project one-of-a-kind.
This career-spanning catalogue of Paula's unique approach to flower arranging illustrates how her style has evolved, and shows how flowers are the finishing touch to any room or table setting. Combined...


The Complete Guide to Flower Arranging
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
078943752X
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Although her earlier book, Jane Packer's New Flower Arranging, was a feast for the eyes, specific instructional material was kept to a minimum. Her new book is as practical as it is gorgeous, with beautifully photographed, step-by-step directions for every arrangement. Packer's floral designs reflect a refreshing, exuberant sensibility in combining texture, color, and container. Among the fresh and dried offerings are a bridal bouquet and informal hanging bunches of herbs and flowering plants. Included is a glossary describing specific traits of many flowers; professional tricks of the florist's trade are illustrated, helping ensure successful ventures even for the complete novice. Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Flowers
Malcolm Hillier
078945954X
Sept 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Fresh flowers in your home add a deeply personal touch, whether you prefer a simple bouquet of sweet peas on your nightstand or an elegant arrangement of lilies in the foyer. Malcolm Hillier's book Flowers may well be the ultimate guide to floral design for both professionals and novices; the photography is beautiful, the tools and techniques are explained in detail, and the unusual A-to-Z plant directory will have you swooning with delight.

Within its 500 pages, this book contains both creative inspiration and practical tips. Different styles of arrangement are examined, from simple nosegays to timeless ikebana, and with each style, equal attention is paid to both overall form and specific plant suggestions. Instructions for various projects are included, and range from a time-consuming garland to a trendy wedding...



A Passion for Flowers
Carolyne Roehm
0067575137
January 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nothing lights up a room like flowers. Whether it's baby's breath draped on a table at a wedding reception, clusters of daffodils in small pots scattered throughout a living room or a bucket of sunflowers on a picnic table, a strategically placed bouquet has the power to create a mood and make us feel special. Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to display flowers properly, and they often end up clumsily thrown together in a vase. In A Passion for Flowers, Carolyne Roehm teaches readers how to create arrangements that set off a flower's natural beauty. She discusses the overall features of dozens of the most popular flowers and helps readers understand how these elements relate to each other. Though the book is filled with ideas for brightening holidays and special occasions, Roehm stresses that...


Flower Arranging for the First Time
Ruby Begonia
1402708041
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Fresh, dried, or silk flower designs bloom in lavish photographs, and the wonderfully detailed question and answer format shows how to realize them. Get the basics on inexpensive tools, flower care and conditioning, materials, and techniques. An array of imaginative arrangements include ones that incorporate branches or candles and combine a potted plant with fresh flowers..


Teach Yourself Flower Arranging
Judith Blacklock
007142976X
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you want to create a simple bowl of flowers for the home, a gift for a friend, or an arrangement for a special occasion, the easy, step-by-step instructions and gorgeous color illustrations in Teach Yourself Flower Arranging help guarantee you will achieve the desired effect. The book tells you how to select the right materials to work with; choose and buy top-quality flowers; create modern and traditional designs; make seasonal gifts and decorations; and maximize the longevity of their creations.


Living with Flowers
Nico de Swert
0810958953
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Classy, vibrant and bursting with color, De Swert's floral sculptures, captured beautifully here by Webber, demonstrate that the simple elegance of nature's blooms can not only be enhanced, but elevated to the level of art. "Floral design is much more than filling vases and containers," De Swert writes. "It is the study of a flower's personality through its color, size, stance, and texture." In this volume, the Belgian-born designer, whose works have appeared in such magazines as Martha Stewart Living and O: The Oprah Magazine, presents gorgeous floral sculptures marked by clean lines, defined shapes and vivid hues. The book is broken up by color, the "red" section featuring such striking pieces as red roses arranged in bowls of lemon leaves and the "purple" section showcasing a seemingly oriental-inspired...


Paula Pryke's Flower School: Creating Bold Innovative Floral Designs
Paula Pryke
0847828050
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paula Pryke is one of the world's leading floral designers and an inspiration to novices and experts alike. Her flower school in London, which attracts students worldwide, provides one of the most sought-after credentials for anyone serious about mastering the art of floral design. Now with Flower School, Pryke offers the essentials of her London program in gorgeously illustrated text, allowing readers to feel as if they have enrolled in her school. Simple step-by-step instructions and clearly defined photographs make even the most ambitious design achievable. Drawing on her signature designs, she discusses design rules, color concepts, equipment, and flower preparation, and then offers a series of formal lessons on hand-tied bouquets, the use of water in containers, wirework, and designing for special events. This...


The New Book of Wedding Flowers: Simple & Stylish Arrangements for the Creative Bride
Joanne O'Sullivan
1579904653
April 2004
Library Binding
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Book Description
With the help of this exquisite and instruction-filled guide, anyone can create gorgeous wedding arrangements with ease. It covers all the important points any designer must take into consideration: how to coordinate the flowers with the overall theme of the ceremony; where the arrangements will be needed, from personal boutonnieres to centerpieces at the reception; and how to work with a florist to get the blooms. Floral basics and how-to’s range from important facts on color and composition to suggestions on bouquet shapes and their relation to the dresses. Most important are the various projects to duplicate exactly or use as a springboard, from lovely monochromatic themes to seasonal styles.


The Bride's Bouquet
Jeanne Graham
0972953302
January 1, 2004
Hardcover
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Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline.com, Feb. 2004
"It belongs in the library of every future bride, floral designer, and wedding consultant."

Book Description
The Brides Bouquet, abound with examples of world class artistry, showcases a colorful variety of contemporary and traditional wedding bouquets. Beautifully photographed and reproduced, this pictorial book is an inspirational must have for the professional designer, wedding consultant and the fashionable bride to be. The Bride's Bouquet features over 150 full page bouquets with captions.

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The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
Carley Roney
0811832635
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
For every bride (and her mother), The Knot Book of Wedding Flowers provides an invaluable and inspirational guide for planning a perfect storybook event--be it a private family affair or an all-out bash in a hotel ballroom. Author Carley Roney, editor-in-chief of The Knot online wedding planning site, which has branched out to offer this and other books (like The Knot's Complete Guide to Weddings in the Real World), provides extensive information, friendly advice, and helpful tips for brides of every budget. Special features of the book include beautifully illustrated glossaries of a wide variety of common wedding flowers as well as surveys of the various shapes and styles of bouquets, centerpieces, guest favors, and boutonnieres. How-to sections help the bride decide on her floral style and palette--deep red or purple...


The Art of Floral Design (Art of Floral Design)
Norah T. Hunter
0827386273
December 27, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since its first appearance, The Art of Floral Design has become the definitive standard in teaching design techniques. In-depth and illustrated in full color, it offers comprehensive information on the principles and mechanics of flower arranging, basic flower anatomy, and arrangement styles for all occasions. This well-written text combines theory and practice to familiarize readers with the basics and guide them through more advanced floral techniques. This book is sure to remain on your reference shelf throughout your career in floral design.


A Year Full of Flowers
Jim McCann
1579549047
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Let the creative team from the nation's #1 distributor of fresh flowers at 1-800-Flowers show you fabulous, innovative ways to add nature's beauty to your home. Flower arranging has never been this easy-or this much fun!

A sunny, fresh bouquet of daffodils enchants with the promise of spring. A sprig of tiny blush pink roses tucked into a silver bud vase makes a quiet statement of love and romance. Throughout the year, nothing speaks to the beauty of life's everyday joys and special occasions like flowers. With the inspiration of this gorgeous full-color book from the nation's leading source of fresh-cut and seasonal flowers, anyone can learn how to have fun with flowers in novel and delightful ways.

Here you will find:
- Flower arranging basics-equipment you need to get started; tips on cleaning,...


Creative Wedding Florals You Can Make
Terry L. Rye
1558705600
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See
0812968069
February 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. See's engrossing novel set in remote 19th-century China details the deeply affecting story of lifelong, intimate friends (laotong, or "old sames") Lily and Snow Flower, their imprisonment by rigid codes of conduct for women and their betrayal by pride and love. While granting immediacy to Lily's voice, See (Flower Net) adroitly transmits historical background in graceful prose. Her in-depth research into women's ceremonies and duties in China's rural interior brings fascinating revelations about arranged marriages, women's inferior status in both their natal and married homes, and the Confucian proverbs and myriad superstitions that informed daily life. Beginning with a detailed and heartbreaking description of Lily and her sisters' foot binding ("Only through pain will you have beauty. Only...


In the Company of Flowers
Ron Morgan, Keith Lewis
0971955239
January 9, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ron Morgan is the most sought-after and well-recognized floral designer in the United States. He has dazzled lecture and garden club audiences for over 20 years with his wit, knowledge and unparalleled creative talents. Through his imaginative use of flowers, fruits, vegetables and unusual items, he transforms the ordinary into the exquisite, artfully arranging his striking materials into masterpieces. His tablescapes are legendary for their creativity, elegance and visual impact. In the Company of Flowers is the much-anticipated sequel to Ron's best-selling first book, The Center of Attention. This beautiful publication contains over 180 exquisite photographs covering 60 separate table settings. Each tablescape is a triumph of inventiveness and artistic vision, and each one will charm and captivate...


Flower Style
Pat Ross
1584792272
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While overshadowed by the above presidential floridity, this guide in the name of the perennial nationwide retailer may have nearly the same brand recognition factor, if not the indirect endorsements. A bit too in thrall to Martha Stewart's aesthetic of handsome domestic backgrounds with objects perfectly centered in medium ground, this attractive and straightforward book will nevertheless help beginners distinguish an amaryllis from a zinnia. Ross has authored 15 children's books and 30 adult titles and seems to know what works, explanation-wise. Three sections cover the basics of choosing, arranging and placing flowers; the tone of the book is serious but not without moments of levity: "For too many years, flower arrangements and ladies' hairdos had one thing in common: both were forced into stiff shapes." An...


To Have and To Hold: Magical Wedding Bouquets
David Stark
1579652786
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
As Stark and Adler say in their introduction, there's nothing quite like the day that they bring their clients (brides-to-be) to shop for flowers. Invariably, the women are at once excited and intimidated by the variety, especially when it comes to what the bride will carry as a bouquet. Stark and Adler break down the bouquet options by season and offer detailed descriptions of hundreds of types. Next to stunning photographs, the descriptions list every flower or greenery in each arrangement and end with a price range for that particular bouquet (rated by number of flowers, one flower meaning the cost is under $100 all the way up to four flowers meaning the cost is closer to $500). Stark and Adler's background as planners and decorators show through in their passionate treatment of this most cherished of items. Mary...


Wedding Bouquets: Over 300 Designs for Every Bride
Wedding Magazine
0600613860
February 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The wedding bouquet, like the center jewel in the engagement ring, is a focal point for the celebration. The bouquet’s colors, arrangement, and even fragrance, can express the mood and style of the ceremony, from the bridal gown and attendants’ attire to the décor of the reception room. How to decide? Each of the 300 bouquets displayed here comes with lavish close-up photos and careful descriptions of each detail, with recommendations for the kinds of dresses and ceremonies they best complement. Every color theme receives special treatment (with price range indicators), from whites, ivories and creams to yellows and oranges, reds and pinks, blues and purples, as well as variegated and original color schemes.


Flowers, Flowers! : Inspired Arrangements for All Occasions
Paula Pryke
0847816796
September 15, 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This well-written and sumptuously illustrated work on the art of flower arranging offers help to the beginner and innovations for the experienced. Particularly useful are the sequences of photographs providing step-by-step instructions for creating arrangements. Separate sections deal with containers, the use of a single color range, and themes and period styles, while a gazetteer supplies the plant names, common and Latin; brief descriptions; and necessary care instructions. There are a wealth of ideas for using the common utensils and materials of everyday life, as well as those that are more exotic, to create dramatic effects. The 52 possible yellows; an arrangement using, among other items, artichokes, ginger, kohlrabi, and peppers; and the incredible edible valentine may be more than the ordinary reader...


Paula Pryke's Wreaths & Garlands
Paula Pryke
1841727237
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Deck your doors, your mantel, and your banister with wreaths and garlands - the perfect way to introduce colour, texture, and scents into your home. In this rich book, leading florist Paula Pryke creates more than 50 wreaths and garlands for all occasions using flowers,fruit, and other decorations with stunning results. With chapters on Room Decorations, Seasonal Wreaths, Culinary Themes, and Celebrations, there is something for everyone.

About the Author
Paula Pryke runs a successful flower business and is renowned as an artist who can turn a simple bunch of flowers into a fashion statement. Her books include "'The New Floral Artist"', "'Flower Innovations"', "'Flower Celebrations"' and "'Living Color"'. ...

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