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Styling Nature: A Masterful Approach To Floral Arrangements

Renowned New York–based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers—discussing the approach to and the inspiration behind his lavish creations. Lewis Miller’s first book features lush, naturally lit still lifes of his beautiful arrangements and compositions. The designer, who has a background in horticulture and landscape design, describes his work as "sumptuous nature." Organized by key factors that are considered for each piece—color, composition, movement, shape, and texture—the book is elegantly illustrated with Don Freeman’s painterly photographs and explains, arrangement by arrangement, the thoughts and motivations that guided the process. Vivid images of brightly hued poppies, roses, hydrangeas, and tulips explode on each page. Miller also discusses his sources of inspiration, notably seventeenth-century Dutch still lifes. The images and words will give the reader a profound insight into the artistry of flower arranging—providing the impetus to create floral works of one’s own. Additional information will cover ways to handle and arrange flowers, prolong the life of an arrangement, and incorporate flowers into special occasions or simply into our everyday lives. The luxurious display of flowers will inspire and delight decorators, gardeners, brides-to-be, and connoisseurs of beauty.

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Rizzoli (March 15, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0847848205

ISBN-13: 978-0847848201

Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 11.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #92,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #20 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Flower Arranging & Crafts > Flower Arranging #63 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers

This should be "required reading" for anyone interested in the arts, whether flower arranging, painting, architecture, music and so forth. Heck, it should be "required reading" for everyone! (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Mark Zuckerberg - please give a bit of your pocket change and place this book in every school and college in America!) The combination of talent (Lewis Miller's flowers, Dan Freeman's photos, Art Director, Editor, etc) is perfect. I gasp at every page I turn - can't believe the extent of beauty and creativity. Rather than spending the same amount on some fresh flowers, buy this book. It will enchant you. I know - I sound like I was hired for this review but I am being truthful, it is magnificent!

Beautiful floral arrangements, but no advice on the mechanics, and some of the flowers used will last maybe two days in an arrangement so I suspect this was an exercise in creating beautiful arrangements, and they are beautiful, just for this book. Nice to look at once or twice, but not really helpful.

An exquisite book by an exquisite florist. Beautifully photographed by Don Freeman and a text that is just as inspiring. Endlessly inspirational, a must have!

Stunning arrangements beautifully photographed and an interesting and thoughtful read as well! Pure inspiration and joy.

This is an amazing interesting to read the text along with each gorgeous still-life bouquet!!

This book is one of the most beautiful books on flowers that I have ever seen! It is thrilling to see such beauty! Lewis is a supreme florist artist!

Absolutely stunning! As a florist and fellow lover of flowers, this book is inspiring and beautiful in every way.

Great pictures and flower arrangement ideas. Not much on how to do it yourself but it's a good reference

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