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Flowers, Flowers!: Inspired Arrangements for All Occasions Hardcover – September 15, 1993
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This well-written and sumptuously illustrated work on the art of flower arranging offers help to the beginner and innovations for the experienced. Particularly useful are the sequences of photographs providing step-by-step instructions for creating arrangements. Separate sections deal with containers, the use of a single color range, and themes and period styles, while a gazetteer supplies the plant names, common and Latin; brief descriptions; and necessary care instructions. There are a wealth of ideas for using the common utensils and materials of everyday life, as well as those that are more exotic, to create dramatic effects. The 52 possible yellows; an arrangement using, among other items, artichokes, ginger, kohlrabi, and peppers; and the incredible edible valentine may be more than the ordinary reader aspires to, but how wonderful to see them! If your library needs a combination of the practical and the lovely, this is the book for you.
- Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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But what is so very different in this rich volume than in other volumes on flower arranging is the unique approach to the medium. Pryke's keen eye combines not only flowers of every possible kind (from simple wild garden blossoms to the most exotic of species from strange lands), but she also sees vegetable, seeds, gourds, branches, twigs, moss, vines - all are of equal importance to her choices for synthesis of her amazing creations.
Some Floral designers elect to create books about their craft that are limited to beautifully photographed final arrangements. Paula Pryke, with a winning writing style, takes us through the puzzling mysteries of how she finds and assembles the components of her art. She also separates the book into simple works, arrangements according to a unified color scheme, and arrangements and accoutrements that are celebratory for holidays and special occasions.
Whether this book is added to the library as a coffee table adornment (sure to be admired by all discerning guests) or as a guide to creative floral design, FLOWERS, FLOWERS! is an artwork containing some of the most exquisite floral you will encounter. Highly recommended. Grady Harp, August 06