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Decorating with Flowers: Classic and Contemporary Arrangements Hardcover – April 6, 2010
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While I don't think Decorating with Flowers shows forward movement in Pryke's style, the book is an excellent overview of the designer's work and, for those unfamiliar with her, a wonderful introduction to her innovative style. Pryke has a flair for using interesting containers and integrating materials not always seen but that are often readily available - and rarely outrageously priced. What really sets Pryke apart, though, is her expert use of color and her stunning combinations of flower shapes and textures. Both novice and seasoned designers will find inspiration here.
What novice designers will not find in Decorating with Flowers is much in the way of "how-to". The chapter on techniques did not impress me and I would suggest learning the basic and more advanced design techniques elsewhere. (Years ago, I found taking some hands-on classes with a variety of projects and personal attention worked far better for me than trying to learn from books.) Then, while practicing and perfecting skills, I would suggest returning to Decorating with Flowers and letting it serve as a source of great arrangements to emulate. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from in its pages!
Two additional notes:
- A number of other books on flower arranging in my collection are quite large. I really like the more compact size of this volume. While the pages themselves might be smaller, the photos are large and crisply detailed.Read more ›
I recomend it to anyone who likes flowers and not only to those who do it professionally.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
beautiful pics but also arrangements that you can easily duplicate if you have any flower design experiencePublished 4 months ago by Linda B. Georges
Amazing! I've used this book for over two years to make the most beautiful collages!!! Paula is amazing!!Published 11 months ago by Just
Paula has done it again! Her books are always very well done!Published 13 months ago by Bill Taylor
I ordered this to show some design to my clients. I like the book but the cover page got tore off make it look bad and I don't want to go through the return/exchange process.....Published 21 months ago by Jimmy Trinh
Colorful!!!! great all year round arrangements.... highly recommend... great pieces on types of flowers hints, etc
great to add to a collection