A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design

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Timber, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 230 pages
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Now available in paperback, A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design is a fresh approach to an ancient art. Exquisite photography and illustrations join with a unique, comprehensive theory to reveal the beauty of flowers and their role as teachers of floral design. Practical, hands-on information about color, the science of lighting, floral care, containers, construction, and alternative techniques complements the concept. A wide-ranging photo gallery provides stunning examples of floral designs, from Continental to Asian to contemporary in spirit, and demonstrates great ideas for casual living, parties, and weddings. A visual delight grounded in practical understanding, this book is directed toward the advanced practitioner but is equally accessible to the floral designer who is just beginning.

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Chapter One Natures Designs
Chapter Two The Art of Composition

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About the author (2006)

Alisa de Jong-Stout is the owner of It Blommenhus, a floral design and teaching studio, and is internationally acclaimed as a floral designer and horticulturist. European-trained, she is widely recognized as an instructor and exhibitor of unique and exquisite floral design and has been the recipient of numerous international, national, and regional awards. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has taught at Merritt College and elsewhere for many years, and is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers.

Hannah Sigur is an art historian, writer, and editor with eight years' residence and study in East and Southeast Asia. She has a master's degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and is completing a PhD in the arts of Japan. Her writings include co-authoring A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design (Timber Press, 2002), which is listed in "The Best Books of 2002" by The Christian Science Monitor and is now in its second edition; and "The Golden Ideal: Chinese Landscape Themes in Japanese Art," in Lotus Leaves, A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design (2001). She lives in Berkeley.

Johnny Rafter, Julie Dean, and Douglas Sandberg are English teachers and writers. The team shares a lifetime love of good stories and a deep respect for the power of the English language. Their complementary professional strengths along with the common goal of producing fun and educational materials for their students propelled the development of the reader At the 11th Hour with exercises for learners of English as a Second Language.

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