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Flowers Hardcover – November 6, 2012

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"Gardening is [Carolyne Roehm's] passion, and her photographs of its blowsy stars are reverent works of art. This book is nothing less than an ode to fragile, fleeting beauty, and it is utterly captivating." -Veranda

"When Flowers by Carolyne Roehm landed on my desk, I was astonished by the beautiful bloom on the cover. Against a pure white background, you can really take in all of the intricacies and subtleties of the flower, right down to the little 'hairs' on the leaves . . . With each turn of the book's massive pages, you're immersed in the the gardens Roehm photographed. I can almost smell them! . . . You won't want to miss this stunner." -Kevin Sharkey, MarthaStewart.com

"Fashion designer Carolyne Roehm’s Flowers is the epic Lawrence of Arabia of flower tomes, featuring 300 images of posies from Roehm’s abundant personal gardens in Connecticut . . . Roehm's book offers countless ideas for flower arrangement BFFs like creamy clematis and ivory roses or the inspired touch of adding strawberries to an arrangement of plump pink, peach, red and white roses. Her book is filled with the kind of visual inspiration that makes you want to dash to your own garden or supermarket and create a bouquet of your own." -HGTVGardens.com

"For this book, Roehm took on an additional task, acting not just as the stylist, but as the photographer too, taking many of the striking shots herself. As a result, Flowers is her most deeply personal--not to mention lush--book yet." -1st Dibs

"From the grande dame of elegant entertaining, Carolyne Roehm's 11th book focuses on what is often considered the ultimate finishing touch for any well-appointed table or party--flowers. Along with personally photographing a large portion of the book, Roehm masterfully relays her knowledge of the infinite details of stylish living." -Traditional Home

"[Flowers is] a big book, physically larger than most coffee table books. And it's heavy and beautifully bound . . . [Carolyne Roehm's] images say it all . . . You won’t be able to put [Flowers] down, once you open it." -New York Social Diary

"A photographic musing on lush gardens and their fleeting beauty." -New York Cottages and Gardens

"Readers are in for a real hortucultural treat . . . The over sized (gigantic in a fabulous way) book is packed with lush imagery." -StyleBeat blog

About the Author

CAROLYNE ROEHM is one of America’s most important tastemakers. She is the author of eleven books, including A Passion for Interiors, A Passion for Blue & White, A Passion for Flowers, A Passion for Parties, At Home with Carolyne Roehm, and Presentations. A columnist for Veranda, she is a frequent lecturer at garden clubs, botanical gardens, junior leagues, and women’s organizations. She divides her time between her exquisite homes in Manhattan and Connecticut.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Style; 1St Edition edition (November 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0770436765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0770436766
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 1.3 x 14.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Marianne S. Hanley on November 9, 2012
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Bravo!!!!! A Treasure - exquisitely done - but I am not surprised - her work is nothing short of amazing. Two thoughts come to mind when I read Carolyne Roehm's books - she is a totally under-appreciated artistic talent and I am so glad I have her work to inspire me!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lili Goldberg on November 27, 2012
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Have all of Carolyne Roehm's books - all of them incredibly beautiful and knowledgable - whether it's her garden, her parties,
etc., etc. she knows how to do a beautiful, interesting and knowledgable book - the photographs are incredible and the size of the book (large) gives one a sense of being there in her garden, admiring the beauties of nature. Bravo, Ms. Roehm! for another masterpiece!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Florence F. HawkinsFH3842 on January 14, 2013
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Flowers, Carolyne Roehm's new book, was not nearly as beautiful and captivating as I expected.
It was rather predictable, and lacked any interesting close ups of flowers as the cover hinted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William R. Franklin VINE VOICE on June 2, 2013
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This is delightful book that should have universal appeal.

There is very little text and it is not of much consequence, for this is a book about pictures. And what pictures they are! Each of the nine chapters is devoted to a single flower, wonderfully photographed either in magnificent gardens or in stunning table settings.

No matter if you are an avid gardener, an aspiring designer or simply someone who loves beautiful flowers, you will find this book an enchanting indulgence to which you will return often.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By connie on January 31, 2013
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Huge book which makes for a coffee table display. Very interesting photographs that were close up of flowers. Written information was interesting to read. If you are a gardener or photographer you would love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy H. on May 13, 2014
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This book is so well done. The photography is outstanding! A terrific gift for anyone interested in flowers or gardening. I am going to give as a gift to several friends and family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pinkie on February 1, 2013
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My sister loved this book. It is large with beautiful pictures... a perfect coffee table book. Highly recommend to those who love flowers and photography
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle J. Baldwin on January 9, 2014
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This was a waste of money. The description makes it sound like it offers more than it really does. This is just a picture book.
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