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A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design By Alisa A. de Jong-Stout

A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design by Alisa A. de Jong-Stout

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Presents a fresh approach to an ancient art of floral design. This title features photography and illustrations with a comprehensive theory to reveal the beauty of flowers and their role as teachers of floral design.

A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design Summary

A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design by Alisa A. de Jong-Stout

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.

A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design Reviews

An obvious love of the subject infuses de Jong-Stout's writing... Compelling photographs and appealing drawings accompany instructive text that expands on an aesthetic approach to the finer points of composition. -- Alice Joyce Booklist 20020226 Nearly every page is filled with color photographs... Above all, de Jong-Stout encourages you to enjoy floral creations. -- Gwen Schoen Sacramento Bee 20020504 This is a genuinely useful reference for both the novice and master designer. I cannot stress highly enough the value of this book to your reference library. Floral and Nursery Times 20020508 From [the author's] over thirty years of experience in consulting, teaching, and creating custom floral designs, she introduces us to insider techniques... Her floral inspirations are shown in excellent color photography. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20020808 Beautiful photographs are both inspiring and objets in their own right. A book to drool over. -- Ann Milovsoroff Pappus 20021105 A gorgeous book with beautiful illustrations and excellent text. It is clear on the elements of principles of design. Very cutting edge and European in feel. This is one of the best books for designers with any degree of experience I have seen. -- Gay Estes By Design 20021126 The Christian Science Monitor's "The Year's Best Garden Books." A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design devotes about half of its pages to explaining the basics of flower arranging without becoming too simplistic. Then comes a photo gallery of beautiful arrangements, which gives examples of how the principles can be applied. My favorite: a very simple wreath of violets. What an appealing use of a plant that many gardeners consider a weed. -- Judy Lowe Christian Science Monitor 20021204 [Explains] the basics of flower arranging without becoming too simplistic. -- Judy Lowe Christian Science Monitor 20021204 A beautifully done book with art that you'll want to hang on the wall. -- Sharon Wootton Everett Herald 20021024 This work is appropriate for novice and experienced floral designers and would be a good acquisition for public library collections. -- Cari Ringelheim American Reference Books Annual 20030327 A fine survey culminating over thirty years experience in consulting, teaching, and creating custom floral designs. -- James A. Cox Bookwatch 20021107 From her over thirty years of experience in consulting, teaching and creating custom floral designs, she introduces the designer to insider techniques and her floral inspirations are shown in excellent color photography. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20021107 A lengthy, lovely, lavishly produced volume. Flowers 20030624 This is a book that will enthrall and delight the experienced designer and student alike. Bloomin' News 20050110 De Jong-Stout pulls the knowledge gained by the simple drawings through the book beautifully, starting by teaching floral arrangement through the study of art. ... [She] even makes the nuts and bolts of floral arrangement look artistic. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20060504

About Alisa A. de Jong-Stout

Alisa A. 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 member of the American Institute of Floral Designers.

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GOR002251373
9780881927665
088192766X
A Master Guide to the Art of Floral Design by Alisa A. de Jong-Stout
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Timber Press
2006-02-01
232
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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