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Books on Floral Designing

Sanyat Sattar

Flowers: The Complete Book of Floral Design
Paula Pryke
Rizzoli; October 2004

Paula Pryke is one of the leading floral designers in the world today and is an inspiration not only to do-it-yourselfers but to professionals in floral and interior design. This book profiles more than 80 projects, which are divided into two distinctive styles--classic and contemporary. The first chapter features arrangements that have stood the test of time and have become classics in their own rights; the next section features those that are on the cutting edge. For each arrangement, Paula takes the readers on a very personal journey through her color and design choices that makes each project one-of-a-kind.

Combined with comprehensive information on techniques, step-by-step instructions and photographs, this is a practical guide to floral arrangements for the novice as well as an inspiration to the more accomplished florist. With this book, anyone can create memorable floral compositions that add color and style to any room.

World Flowers
Jane Packer
Octopus; November 2003

Jane Packer uses flowers and plants from all over the world to explain how she draws on various landscapes, traditions and cultures to create distinctive displays for every occasion and interior. She reveals her distinctive designs and displays inspired by countries from all over Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia and shows how they can be recreated. She shares the thought processes behind the designs as well as suggesting alternative flowers and containers both to take into account seasonal availability and to provide variation. There are hints and tips to help you to achieve professional and memorable results using flowers from around the globe.

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