The Flower Book

Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464530

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 6535

The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.
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The Flower Book

Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465445483

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 8092

The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.
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The Flower Book

Natural Flower Arrangements for Your Home

Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241305381

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 6179

The Flower Book is a celebration of gorgeous flowers for your home and the ideal gift for those who love giving, receiving, and arranging flowers. Learn the art of floral design and how to arrange flowers with 30 inspiring arrangement ideas using beautiful blooms from allium to zinnia, and popular flowers including orchids, sunflowers, lavender, rose, and tulips. Make your own bouquet as you discover stunning profiles of 60 cut flowers and their wonderful qualities including colour, shape, texture, and fragrance to help you select the perfect blooms for your taste. Presented in a special slipcase, The Flower Book is a gift as beautiful as a flower bouquet that will last forever.
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The Flower Book

Author: Catherine Law

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749014911

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9332

Set against the backdrop of World War I and amid the beautiful Cornish countryside, this is the story of a mother and daughter, bound together by a collection of pressed flowers and the memories they hold. 1914. To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideaux is set to marry local squire Weston Penruth. But an incident during their engagement party sees her leaving behind her friends and family and fleeing to London. Here in the big city she meets local artist Jack Fairling, falling instantly in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive the horrors of war? 1936. When Violet's daughter Aster reaches the age of twenty-one, she receives a letter that turns her world upside down. With the support of her childhood friend Harry Penruth and the comfort of her mother's treasured flower book, she travels to London to discover her destiny. And as Aster unearths the lies and secrets of her childhood, a future of love and hope may be closer than she realises . . .
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Killers of the Flower Moon

The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534256

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 7794

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review SHELF AWARENESS'S BEST BOOK OF 2017 Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Time Magazine, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point," Vogue, Smithsonian, Cosmopolitan, Seattle Times, Bloomberg, Lit Hub's "Ultimate Best Books," Library Journal, Paste, Kirkus, Slate.com and Book Browse From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror,” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
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The Flowers

Author: Dagoberto Gilb

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802144027

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8408

When his mother marries an Okie building contractor, fifteen-year-old Sonny Bravo finds his life uprooted to a small apartment building, Los Flores, where he becomes embroiled in the lives of his neighbors.
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The Flower Alphabet Book

Author: Jerry Pallotta

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1632895293

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7307

Roses are red, Violets are blue... And they're only two of the flowers in this book of bright colors and delightful information. Young readers will be fascinated to find out what flower can be used to make a doll, which flower flavors tea, and which flower farmers feed to chickens. Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Leslie Evans have collaborated to produce a stunning bouquet of words and pictures about the world of flowers–one of nature's most beautiful gifts.
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Death and The Flower

Author: Koji Suzuki

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 1941220371

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 9572

Death and the Flower is a collection of six short stories centered on the themes of family and peril. The title is derived from a Keith Jarrett album of the same name.
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Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565126459

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 4229

Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.
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The Flower Book

Author: Edward Coley Burne-Jones,Gabriele Uerscheln

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783822870372

Category: Art

Page: 95

View: 3723

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The Flower

Author: John Light

Publisher: Childs Play International Limited

ISBN: 9781846430701

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1525

Brigg lives in a small, grey room in a large, grey city. When he finds a book in the library labelled ‘Do Not Read’, he cannot resist taking it home. In it, he comes upon pictures of bright, vibrant objects called flowers. He cannot find flowers anywhere in the city, but stumbles instead on a packet of seeds. This sets off a chain of events which bring about unexpected results, continuing to grow and bloom even after we have turned the last page. John Light’s enigmatic story is told with utter simplicity, but resonates long after we finish reading this book. His increasingly optimistic vision is hauntingly captured by Lisa Evans’s beautiful and whimsical illustrations.
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The New Flower Expert

Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505529

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1436

"The Flower Expert is the world's best-selling guide to the world's favourite types of plant - garden flowers. No garden can afford to be without the year-round colour that flowers can give. Complete colour A-Z uide to buying plants ow to look after your flowers ealing with plant troubles"
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The Flower Arranging Expert

Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505413

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 5383

"The Flower Arranging Expert shows you how to make the most of cut or dried flowers in your home, with expert advice on: The basic ingredients containers, equipment, plant materials rowing your own cut flowers esigning and making your arrangement ried and artificialUsing arrangements around the home. eddings, Christmas and parties."
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The Flower Chef

A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements

Author: Carly Cylinder

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455555509

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 4826

THE FLOWER CHEF is a modern, comprehensive guide to floral design that caters to all readers--from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet, to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces. Even professionals will find ways to update their techniques! This book teaches you everything you need to know about flower arranging including tips on how to buy and care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam, vases, and various other decorative elements in your arrangements. Filled with beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions on how to create over 80 different arrangements, this is the go-to guide to floral design that every flower lover will want to add to their collection.
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The Digger and the Flower

Author: Joseph Kuefler

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

ISBN: 9780062424334

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9656

From the acclaimed author/artist of Beyond the Pond and Rulers of the Playground comes a breathtaking new book with a powerful message about the environment, perfect for fans of Peter Brown’s The Curious Garden and Kadir Nelson’s If You Plant a Seed. Each day, the big trucks go to work. They scoop and hoist and push. But when Digger discovers something growing in the rubble, he sets in motion a series of events that will change him, and the city, forever. "This story contains bold graphic illustrations and a wonderful message about the environment," proclaims Brightly.com in their article "18 Must-Read Picture Books of 2018."
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The Art of the flower

the floral still life from the 17th to the 20th century

Author: Norbert Schneider,Rolf Sachsse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 1046

The "flower piece" has existed as an art genre since the 16th century, but for decades the floral still life was considered unworthy of artists' attention because of its alleged superficiality and bourgeois banality. But now in the nineties, this old motif is enjoying a revival. ART OF THE FLOWER places the genre in its historical perspective.
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Flower Colour Guide

Author: Darroch Putnam,Michael Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714878300

Category:

Page: 484

View: 4549

The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guideis the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guideis to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
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The Flower Book - Illustrated by Maxwell Armfield

Author: Constance Armfield

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473382408

Category: Nature

Page: 198

View: 5041

‘The Flower Book’ is a charming volume, containing poems, stories and anecdotes about the wonderful array of British plants and flowers. It was written by Constance Armfield, and illustrated by Maxwell Armfield, and contains four sections: ‘The Meadows and Coppice’, ‘The Hedge’, ‘The Garden, ‘The Pool’, and The Herb Patch.’ In these sections, one can find stories and drawings regarding Snowdrops, Violets, Daffodils, Primroses, Buttercups, Bluebells, Honeysuckle, Tulips, Roses, Iris, Nasturtium, and many more. Maxwell Ashby Armfield (1881 – 1972) was an English artist, illustrator and writer. He was linked to the Arts and Crafts Movement, and studied painting in Paris. In 1909, he married the author and playwright, Constance Smedley, and from that point on, the two became close collaborators. This book is no exception, and showcases their combined knowledge of design, illustration and text. Maxwell Armfield’s drawings are presented alongside Constance Armfield’s ‘Flower Book’ – so that the two further refine and enhance the other. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
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The Flower Boy

A Novel

Author: Karen Roberts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030742863X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2621

An accomplished debut, The Flower Boy is the tragically romantic story of people from two cultures, one ruling the other, and the human passions that defy and nearly overcome social taboos. In the colonial society of 1930s Ceylon, the separation between servant and master is clearly drawn. Young Chandi, however, knows that the baby born to his mother’s mistress will be his friend. And, indeed, their friendship blossoms in the lush gardens of the tea plantation on which they live. Many, English and Ceylonese, are troubled by the friendship, but the English planter is charmed by the children’s bond, and ultimately by Chandi’s mother, Premawathi. But the world encroaches on their Eden. Beautifully observed, compellingly plotted, The Flower Boy is a compassionate novel of a lost world and those who struggled to hold on to it. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Flower Workshop

Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

Author: Ariella Chezar,Julie Michaels

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747669

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 3269

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.
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