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On Flowers Amy Merrick

On Flowers By Amy Merrick

On Flowers by Amy Merrick


£27.99
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Summary

A one-of-a-kind journey into the mind of beloved floral designer Amy Merrick, celebrating the beauty and possibilities of nature and how to use it to create elegant, ephemeral arrangements.

On Flowers Summary

On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist by Amy Merrick

Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected-like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup-and to overturn preconceptions, whether she's transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centrepiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us-in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom-to tell a story of time and place. Merrick begins On Flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family's summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.

On Flowers Reviews

"This opulent, scrapbook-style gift book . . . will inspire creativity in some, and envy in others. . . . Seductive." --Publishers Weekly

About Amy Merrick

Amy Merrick is a traveling writer and stylist who started her career as a florist in New York City. Her flowers have been featured in Vogue and Architectural Digest and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, and Bergdorf Goodman. She has written about her experiences with gardens, flowers, and design for the Wall Street Journal.

Additional information

GOR011438361
9781579658120
1579658121
On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist by Amy Merrick
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Artisan
2019-08-28
240
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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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