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Flower Arranging & Floral Craft Books

  • Floral Contemporary

    Olivier Dupon

    Product Code: BRMJY
    Hardback
    Flowers are associated with all the important events in our lives, whether celebratory or commemorative, but they can also cheer our everyday existence and enliven the spaces around us. This book shows just how. Through the work of thirty-eight floral designers, we see ideas for flowers for every occasion, whether public - decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, exhibits for art shows - or private, in the form of simple but special displays for the home. Organized in alphabetical order, each florist is introduced with a short biography, then in their own words they explain the stories behind their floral arrangements. Illustrations include portraits of the florists, shots of works in progress and full-colour images of glorious finished displays. As a visual refreshment for stylists, florists and design professionals, and an indulgent treat for anyone who loves flowers or decorating their own space, this book is an inspirational confection.
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  • Flower Colour Guide

    Darroch Putnam

    Product Code: BRHPL
    Paperback
    The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
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  • International Floral Art 2018/2019

    Katrien Van Moerbeke

    Product Code: BPYRN
    Hardback
    Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes and delights. It can raise questions, confuse, and overwhelm, and at the same time it inspires and motivates. The International Floral Art series is testimony to the fantastic things that can be achieved with flowers. It is state of the art floral design, showcasing endless possibilities, introducing new materials and unconventional techniques and above all celebrating creativity, innovation and fresh ideas. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
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  • The Seasons of My Mother

    Marcia Gay Harden

    Product Code: BPNOW
    Hardback
    In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America's most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives-Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young naval officer-she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and adventure. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels eventually took them to Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, during the Vietnam War era. It was here that Beverly, amid the many challenges of raising her family abroad, found her own self-expression in ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. Using the philosophy of ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden intertwines the seasons of her mother's life with her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist in New York City to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit, as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia captures the joys and losses of life even as her precious mother gracefully strives to maintain her identity while coming to grips with Alzheimer's disease. Powerful and incredibly stirring, The Seasons of My Mother illustrates the unforgettable vulnerability and beauty of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers.
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  • World of Colour According to Per Benjamin

    ,Per Benjamin

    Product Code: BOHKU
    Hardback
    In the past ten years Swedish floral designer Per Benjamin has developed his own color theory. The World of Color According to Per Benjamin is an educational-entertaining-inspirational book where his color theory is explained in text, but above all presented in a very creative, visual "hands on" style in beautiful pictures and color charts. The photos will be a mixture of studio works, outdoor pieces and bigger event designs and they will show both small and extra-large arrangements. All of the pictures included will illustrate how it is possible to extract color tones of a material both in theory and in practice.
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  • Floral Accessories

    Wendy Andrade

    Product Code: BNYNF
    Hardback
    Whether you are preparing for a wedding, a party, a prom, or another special event, use these new techniques to create stunning floral jewelry and accessories. Follow step-by-step photo demonstrations and learn to make more than 40 beautiful pieces incorporating fresh flowers: innovative jewelry together with coordinating accessories and handheld designs (think bridal bouquets!). Develop your skills with decorative floral wire, flowers, and succulents. Ideal for beginners, hobbyists, and floral enthusiasts, as well as experienced and professional florists, the book features 600 photos. It's an essential guide to creating unique floral designs suitable to wear and to hold, for the bridal industry, the growing prom and quinceanera markets, and other celebrations.
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  • Branches & Blooms

    Alethea Harampolis

    Product Code: BNGGH
    Paperback
    Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a centrepiece of lilacs and olive branches. In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-coloured strawflowers. In autumn, wreaths are made out of magnolias and rosemary. Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes. Also included are hundreds of step-by-step photos, as well as tutorials covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.
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  • Thinking of You (A Bouquet in a Book)

    Molly Hatch

    Product Code: BMVLK
    Hardback
    This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's symbolism, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
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  • Happy Day (Bouquet in a Book)

    Molly Hatch

    Product Code: BMVLI
    Hardback
    This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's meaning, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
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  • Color Me Floral

    Marlo Johnson

    Product Code: BMIRR
    Hardback
    Learn the secrets to designing showstopping monochromatic arrangements in this spectacular guide from floral artist Kiana Underwood. Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors. Organized by season, the book includes how-tos for 40 arrangements- including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter. Featuring hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout-such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer-this book is as useful as it is gorgeous. The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion.
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  • Ikebana Inspired by Emotions

    Katrien Van Moerbeke

    Product Code: BMAOF
    Hardback
    Just as painters create immortal pieces with their brushes, ikebana artists use nature's palette to express themselves. Ikebana Inspired by Emotions demonstrates the eloquence of ikebana and its power to capture and transfer emotions. Ikebana is sometimes accused of being hermetic; difficult to understand or appreciate for outsiders. It is claimed that it is an art which merely involves applying strict, imposed rules and that a lack of spontaneity and frivolity makes it a style of flower arranging that is difficult to enjoy. This beautiful new book demonstrates the opposite. Eight carefully selected black and white photos of strong, universal emotions are the source of inspiration for this publication. Many international artists interpret these visuals and translate them into designs that stir the senses and touch the heart. Ikebana Inspired by Emotions shows how ikebana arrangements can pull at the heartstrings and evoke emotions that are recognisable to everyone.
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  • Flowerbomb!

    Hannah Read-Baldrey

    Product Code: BLZGS
    Paperback
    Bring life into bloom with 25 gorgeous flower-inspired projects to make at home. Florals are a major theme in catwalk and high-street fashion, and leading stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey shows how to add a beautiful botanical touch to home decor, clothing, accessories, gifts, celebrations and more, for unique and enviable results that are very much on-trend. Split into sections Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Floral Fashionista, Hannah brings her floral themed projects into your home, garden, parties and your wardrobe! With projects created using a combination of real flowers and various different crafting techniques including easy embroidery, simple papercraft, weaving, sugarcraft and embellishment, this is a beautiful celebration of creativity for every skill level. Projects include a pressed floral phone case; sequined bomber jacket; velvet flower crown; daisy chain necklace; tulip folk cushion; cherry blossom vase; floral bath bombs and candles; hula hoop wreath and a giant paper peony!
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  • Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair

    Rachel Ashwell

    Product Code: BLOKB
    Hardback
    Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colourways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right.
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  • Arranging Faux Flowers and Foliage

    Linda Peterson

    Product Code: BKJTY
    Paperback
    Whatever the time of year, you can create beautiful displays with these 35 arrangements for silk flowers and succulents. Discover how to present a wide range of beautiful bouquet styles with these delightful projects. Starting with the basics, there are easy single-flower arrangements using stately lilies to add a touch of calm to your home, elegant orchids to make a real visual impact, and tiny succulents in small glasses to sit on a window ledge. For the experienced arranger, there are great ideas for combining varieties to create gorgeous bouquets and even elegant flower baskets to decorate the house and garden. There are also inspiring project variations, so you can experiment with different shapes and shades to create eye-catching floral displays that will brighten up any room. With essential tips on combining colours and understanding the elements of design, plus a mix of both modern and traditional styles, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, you will soon be making exquisite arrangements that you can treasure for ever.
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  • The Surprising Life of Constance Spry

    Sue Shephard

    Product Code: BEVEB
    Paperback
    'Fascinating ...to be eagerly devoured' Clarissa Dickson-Wright Most people today, if they have heard of her, associate Constance Spry with the cookery book bearing her name. But Connie was much, much more than the author of a bestselling cookery book. She was deeply unconventional, extremely charming and very determined; Spry's life took her from the back streets of Victorian Derby to running a hugely successful business as the florist of choice for the highest of high society, organizing the flowers for royal weddings and indeed for the Queen's coronation. She endured a violent first marriage, had a lesbian affair with a cross-dressing artist and was a pioneer for working women at a time when few women had careers. Sue Shephard tells her extraordinary story with insight, wit and flair. 'Riveting.' Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Makes you fall utterly in love with its subject' New York Times Magazine 'Reveals with the greatest skill and sympathy an extraordinary person - complicated, driven, sometimes secretive but gifted and artistic to an nth degree. What a story.' Elizabeth Buchan
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  • Commercial Floristry

    Sandra Adcock

    Product Code: BDYVA
    Hardback
    This lavish book covers the full range of commercial techniques for the florist. It introduces basic terms and equipment, advises on conditioning and care of fresh materials, and explains the elements and principles of design. Examining various celebrations and occasions, it demonstrates classic and contemporary designs with step-by-step instructions and over 600 full-colour photographs.
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  • Gardening in Miniature

    Janit Calvo

    Product Code: BCPXM
    Paperback
    In this new book, expert on the artistry of miniature gardening, Janit Calvo, has created the definitive guide to crafting unique tiny gardens complete with original planting, accessories and functioning water features. She teaches the reader the secrets of scale and illusion, the best plant varieties and simple maintenance tips, as well as step-by-step projects which range from a tiny patio to a secret garden.
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  • The Ultimate Book of Fresh & Dried Flowers

    Product Code: BBVMK
    Hardback
    This beautiful book by two leading floral designers is a complete guide to creating innovative designs and inspirations using natural fresh and dried materials. Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and photographic sequences so even the most complex creations can be achieved with success. All the basics are fully explained: from choosing your containers andmaterials, to floristry techniques such as conditioning flowers, wiring and creating false stems. For the more experienced artist, there are plenty of projects using creative combinations of hues and texture to inspire you to look afresh at floral design.
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  • Art of Chinese Flower Arrangement

    Cai Zhongjuan

    Product Code: BBBLZ
    Hardback
    This colorful flower arranging book features instructions and designs from one of the world's greatest living masters. Asian flower arranging originated in ancient China where it then spread to Japan, Korea and beyond. As influenced by the philosophy of "harmony between man and nature," Chinese flower arrangement advocates for nature to represent life, emphasizes on composition to display vividness, and focus on connotation to exhibit artistic concept. Gradually, these become the characteristics of Chinese flower arrangement--the beauty of nature, composition, and artistic concept, which are quite different from the beauty of decorative western styles. This book records the origin and development of Chinese flower arrangement. Besides the principle of composition, techniques of modeling, and configuration of flowers and materials, you will also discover the techniques of production and ten actual flower arrangement projects. You can either follow the lessons step by step or capture the ideas and be inspired to develop your own flower arrangement artwork.
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  • In Full Flower

    Andrew Ingalls

    Product Code: AYRFF
    Hardback
    In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, back-to-nature style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists process as well as final designs, captured both as still life s and environments. In addition, the wanderlust-inducing gardens and inspired interiors exhibit both rustic and urban eco-chic simple luxury living embodied by these artists that all homeowners will appreciate. With over 300 original colour images and short writing on each artists inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.
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  • Urban Flowers

    Carolyn Dunster

    Product Code: AYEIM
    Hardback
    Creating colour and interest in a small urban garden by growing a range of flowers and other decorative plants brings with it many rewards. Carolyn Dunster shows you what to grow and how to use your own blooms, leaves and berries in a range of indoor displays and hand-tied bouquets. Locally-grown flowers in season is a significant and welcome trend in floristry, and just as eating a tasteless strawberry in December pricks our consciences, so too does purchasing a bouquet of tulips in September, however stunning they may be to look at. The most local, seasonal flowers, which are the most satisfying to give and to display, are the ones you have grown yourself. Carolyn Dunster shows you how to do this in the smallest of spaces.
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  • Wedding Bouquets and Flowers

    Jill Woodall

    Product Code: AXWQJ
    Hardback
    Flowers have been used in wedding ceremonies for centuries; fashions may change but their popularity endures. Today brides can choose from an ever-widening range of styles and designs including spectacular blooms, individual fantasies and simple, natural displays - the creative potential is huge when the love of flowers is combined with the confidence to experiment. This new book gives brides and florists a hands-on guide to floral designs to celebrate the happiest and most special of days. Packed with tips and tricks, it explains how to plan, prepare and transport the flowers, as well as advising on colour scheme and displays. Detailed instruction to techniques and demonstrations are supported by over 400 step-by-step photographs and there is also a complete guide to four seasonal weddings set in a church, a castle, a hotel and a garden.
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  • The Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

    Erin Benzakein

    Product Code: AXFLQ
    Hardback
    From an industry leader in the farm-to-centrepiece movement comes this book on how to grow, harvest, and arrange gorgeous blooms year-round. Owner of Floret Flower Farms in Skagit Valley, Washington, Erin Benzakein combines her passion for farming local with her knack for floral design in this beautiful guide that is equal parts instruction and photographic inspiration. Readers will learn to keep a stunning flower garden so they can cut and arrange seasonal blooms for their home without ever going to the florist or supermarket. Organised by season and featuring common easy-to-grow varietals, the book also includes 12 stunning DIY arrangement projects.
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  • Handpicked

    Ingrid Carozzi

    Product Code: AXIBJ
    Hardback
    Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original and organic in style. Organised by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carrozi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
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