Sculpture is no longer limited to materials like stone or metal. Sculpting in fabric is shown in ingenious detail here, with more than 350 lavish photographs of 3-D cloth configurations along with insightful profiles of the 78 artists who created them. The images and text capture the currents that are powering these works, like the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement established in the 1990s and the current revival of the revolutionary sculptural cloth of the 1960s. Works are approached through five themes: investigating nature, capturing the ephemeral, playing with space, telling a story, and "Take Heed." In her foreword, renowned fiber art expert Josephine Stealey helps us put this art form in context, from its origins in 1880 England's arts and craft movement to today. This is essential reading and inspiration for collectors, students, home artists, and anyone who appreciates innovative artwork.
Shane Connolly can truly be considered a florist to the stars, having designed the flowers for the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Here, the internationally renowned floral designer thoughtfully reveals his secrets for perfect flower arrangements.
The country's premiere paper-flower artist, Livia Cetti is known for her high-style, gorgeous tissue and crepe-paper flowers--many of which are often mistaken for real flowers. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers is Cetti's comprehensive how-to manual showcasing her until-now secret techniques for creating 27 popular blooms, including peonies, poppies, roses, and hibiscus. Clear instructions and stunning step-by-step photographs show crafters of all levels how to make individual flowers as well as how to combine blooms to form 20 exquisite garlands, centerpieces, wreaths, corsages, and boutonnieres.
This will be the first book of its kind to deal specifically with faux floral arrangements in glass containers. The transparent element creates special challenges for the crafter/designer. Parts of the flowers and foliage that would be hidden in an opaque container will be exposed, so many traditional floral arranging methods don't work. Ardith shows that the transparent nature of glass is really an opportunity to be creative and have fun. Materials like colored floral foam and "artificial water" can be used to greater advantage in glass containers. There are many innovative ways of shaping the wire stems of faux flowers, building support structures, and using the newest materials on the market.
Based on her extraordinarily popular flower-arranging workshops, Chelsea Fuss's first book combines an alluring sense of place with everything readers need to know to forage, gather, and arrange fresh and dried botanicals. Each arrangement is addictively easy to make, and the featured centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and bouquets are designed to bring the perfect amount of scent, color, and atmosphere to a room.
The book features 28 eco-friendly floral projects, all using natural materials in lieu of floral foam and wire. Each arrangement is accompanied by foraging tips that can be applied to different locales.
Photographed in the author's small village in Portugal, the book overflows with atmospheric images of flowers and foliage in the landscape to inspire readers to walk local trails (even if that just means the stalls of a city market) and gather ingredients in a pastime that is as much self-care and meditation as it is a practical pursuit.
"POUSSE" is one of the most popular flower shops in Kyoto and its owner, Mina Urasawa, introduces various flower arrangements here in this book. Anyone who looks into this book will be amazed at how well her sophisticated Paris-style works are matched in the distinguished Kyoto lives.
Suitable for experts and beginners alike, FLEURS Kyoto will surely give anyone who loves flowers fresh inspiration.
Floral Color Palette: Color Combinations for Flower Arrangements presents color combination ideas together with flowers in corresponding colors. The color schemes are based in four primary tones: Pastel, Vivid, Smokey and Dark. In addition to introductory pages highlighting fundamental color theory, each scheme is accompanied with beautiful full-color photographs. Floral design beginners and flower lovers of all kinds will enjoy pouring through the pages.
Stunning floral creations from the Chief Floral Designer at The White House Laura Dowling served as Chief Floral Designer at the White House form 2009 until 2015. In this unique position, she managed d cor and flowers for thousands of White House events while using flowers as a strategic tool for communicating diplomatic, symbolic and policy messages. She is renowned for creating a new romantic style of flower arranging featuring free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet. This style is most evocative of nature and the garden, and balances a strong artistic vision with the wildness of nature. Under her leadership, Laura implemented floral artistry at the White House, designing bouquets of seasonal garden flowers in a style that is both modern and refined, yet casually elegant. She often presents her innovative arrangements in hand-made organic containers composed of leaves, branches and berries that are woven into patterns and motifs, creating integrated, cohesive displays that conjure both nature and the garden. Here, she describes her inspiration, provides tips and techniques on flower arranging and entertaining, and offers readers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into both official and private White House life.
- Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms
- Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates
- Step by step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and d cor for every season A perfect gift: Flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, wedding planners, florists, small farmers, stylists, designers, crafters, home decor aficionados, and those passionate about the local floral movement will love this book.
- For those who loved Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers by Erin Benzakein, The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampol, Seasonal Flower Arranging by Ariella Chezar, and The Flower Chef by Carly Cylinder.
Flower Arranging: A complete guide for beginners is written for anyone with a love of flowers and a desire to create floral displays. From a simple arrangement to the latest cutting edge contemporary designs, this guide contains all the information you need to get you there