The Judith Blacklock Encyclopedia of Flower Design is the essential 'how to' manual for everyone interested in flowers and floral art. Whether flowers are a passion, a pleasure or a business, this book is essential reading. Covering classic, contemporary and cutting-edge design, the beginner will build knowledge and competence and quickly get started in the art. The experienced arranger will find the book a most valuable reference with inspiration from across the world.
This reference guide to flower arranging begins with the tools of the trade and the basic principles of flower design. It shows how these are used for classical and contemporary arrangements of all sizes. All the necessary techniques and tools are described in detail.
This volume covers all the major design principles, such as colour, balance and harmony and describes techniques such as wiring, topiary and preserving. There are flower arrangements for weddings, churches, tables and pedestals, posies and swags.
A comprehensive guide to painting a variety of beautiful flowers with ease & confidence. Covers everything from selecting colors & working with tricky surfaces to creating convincing flowers, leaves, stems, & also designing complex flower arrangements. You'll find the best techniques used by professional flower-painting artists. Step-by-step instructions & full-color photos lead you through such processes as choosing a medium, mixing color, working from photos, arranging flowers, choosing a format, & introducing props & backgrounds into a set-up. An entertaining gallery section features more than 30 flower paintings by leading contemporary artists.
The complete guide to wedding flower arrangements, covering how to make everything from a simple button hole to grand table center pieces and ornate displays for the venue. The easy to follow step-by-step guides show you how to achieve these without spending a fortune.
Flowers have been a universal cultural object for millennia. They are an important aesthetic element in everyday life worldwide, and have played a highly symbolic role in art throughout the ages. Over the past few years, Makoto Azuma has created a furor in the art world with his floral installations, in which he creates unusual new shapes from plants and flowers and their component parts. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of ikebana--the art of flower arranging--Azuma creates novel and previously unseen aesthetics by bringing together unusual plants that wouldn't usually meet in nature--some of them exotic --in extraordinary arrangements. Shunsuke Shiinoki, who opened the "haute-couture" florists Jardin des Fleurs in Tokyo in 2002 in association with Makoto Azuma, captured these exceptional floral installations in extraordinary photographs.