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Hillier, Malcolm.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : DK, 2000.
Physical Description:
516 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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SB449 .H487 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
SB449 .H487 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Acclaimed flower stylist Malcolm Hillier combines his tremendous passion for plants with great design ingenuity to bring us the biggest and most beautiful book on flower arranging ever published. Lavishly illustrated with more that 2,00 photographs, Flowers is an inspiring sourcebook for all those who love to have a home full of flowers. - -Hundreds of ideas using fresh and dried flowers -Close-up action shots and step-by-step sequences that make techniques clear and simple -Ideas for all locations and occasions -Both traditional and contemporary designs -Fully illustrated A-Z directory of the best plant material

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This sumptuous book, with more than 2,000 photographs by Hayward, features 150 floral display ideas using fresh and dried flowers. Floral expert Hillier begins with a short history, discussing the uses of flowers in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East, India, China, and Japan. He examines the growing interest in flower arrangement and floral art in nineteenth-and twentieth-century Europe and America, explaining elements of design (color, shape, and texture) and how to create displays for use in the home, for Thanksgiving and Christmas, at weddings, and in churches. He also explains what he calls flowers for giving (Valentine hearts, Easter nests, anniversary baskets, etc.). In a section on practical techniques, the author gives advice on tools and equipment, containers, picking and conditioning flowers, preserving material, and making bases, bouquets, headdresses, hoops, wrappings, and trimmings. This comprehensive how-to guide also contains a 167-page illustrated plant directory. --George Cohen

Library Journal Review

Hillier, a well-known floral designer in Britain, has written several popular books, including Malcolm Hillier's Color Garden. In this large, colorful book, the photographs of fantastic floral arrangements almost overwhelm the text. It opens with a general discussion of design followed by an "Inspirations" section with examples of arrangements for the home, Thanksgiving and Christmas, weddings and church, and gifts. An alphabetical plant directory and color directory, all with photographs, conclude the book. Public librarians can expect demand from Hillier's many fans, and this book should create new ones. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.