Tropical Flowers

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Gibbs Smith, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages

"Tropical flowers are often whimsical, seductive, and alien creatures." --Eileen W. Johnson

Stunning, exotic and colorful tropical flowers are the shining stars in this stimulating look at tropical flower arrangements. Eileen Johnson and Felipe Sastre of FlowerSchool New York demonstrate how orchids, elephant ears, ginger, anthurium, and more fit into modern settings. Whether used in a penthouse, a bouquet for a bride, or as fireplace décor for Christmas, tropical flowers can be unexpected, fresh and stylish. With step-by-step instructions on how to create tropical floral arrangements, it's the perfect inspiration for styling unique works of art with these exquisite flowers.

Eileen W. Johnson is the director of FlowerSchool New York, the leading school for learning how to arrange flowers in the Americas. Established in 2003, it has a variety of master florists instructing students in the various techniques, both traditional and cutting edge. Students come from all over the world to study in this Manhattan atelier. Johnson is also the author of The Art of Floral Arranging and Entertaining in the French Style.

Felipe Sastre is a designer who has been teaching at FlowerSchool New York since its inception and has been a florist for more than twenty years, having done flowers for President Bill Clinton and for large venues such as the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and the Plaza Hotel.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
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Introduction
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Resources
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Eileen Johnson is the owner of Flower School New York. She created the school after a lifetime love of flowers led her to attend a weekend floral design school in France. She returned to New York with a vision of a business; after pairing up with Michael George, Flower School New York was born.

Adrian Mueller grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, and currently resides in New York with his wife and son. Adrian's aim with his concise still life and location photography is to create images that connect with a viewer's personal memories, to ensure an emotional and lasting impression

Felipe Sastre is a designer who has been teaching at FlowerSchool New York since its inception and has been a florist for more than twenty years, having done flowers for President Bill Clinton and for large venues such as the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and the Plaza Hotel.

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