The book starts with the basics of flower arranging and ends with thematic designs for larger ceremonies and festivities. Clear step-by-step photos guide even the least experienced flower arranger or volunteer to a beautiful result. Included are inspiring flower recipes for weekly worship services, but also for special occasions like weddings, funerals and the big church festivals like Christmas, Easter etc. Moreover, this book not only contains flower arrangements in the typical traditional styles and colours, but also offers innovative designs in less obvious colours and with surprising flower combinations. Author Laura Iarocci shares the knowledge and experience she gained during her 16 years as ‘Flower Guild Chair’ of one of the largest cathedrals in the United States. Over the years she has brought together hundreds of volunteers in cathedrals and churches across the US. In Faith Flowers, she shares her triumphs and most beautiful creations.
Faith Flowers is a practical guide to making symbolic or liturgical flower arrangements for worship services and religious celebrations.
The combination of Ikebana and haiku results in a more than successful marriage. The similarity between the two arts goes far beyond their common Japanese origins. The seductive simplicity of the haiku, its sparse use of words and subtlety, its silences and deep grounds, its rhythms and seasons… These are only some of the characteristics that Haiku shares with Ikebana.
In the past ten years, Swedish floral designer Per Benjamin has developed his own colour theory for florists. The World of Colour according to Per Benjamin is an educational, entertaining and inspirational book in which Per Benjamin explains his colour theory in detail, both in theory and in practice. The photographs are a mix of studio work, outdoor arrangements and impressive pieces created for the decoration of events such as the Nobel Prize presentation. Taken together, they are the perfect illustration of the inexhaustible possibilities with colour and provide the florist with a perfect guide to easily put together a harmonious palette.
Per and Max are already on their fourth title in their successful series Creativity with flowers: Farewell. Just like in their previous titles (Bouquets, Interior and Christmas) the florists of Life2 give you a look behind the scenes. Each florist shows seven mourning arrangements, ranging from mourning pieces and wreaths to coffin decorations. A source of ideas for young professionals, but also for everyone who is passionate about floral art and wants to say goodbye to a loved one in a fitting way.