Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (October 20, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1 x 10.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Our daughter is getting married next summer and suddenly I am very interested in flower arrangements. Recently I heard Grayson Handy speak while on a book tour. He is charming, witty and a wizard with flowers but..........while there is a ton of breathtaking arrangements there is very little in the "how to" area.If you are a person that can look at a photograph of a beautiful vase (pronounced vahse) and find something similar in your cupboard, then run to your garden or flower center and buy these blossoms, this is the book for you. This book is packed with photographs that take your breath away, but very little "how to" and personally I need the extra hand-holding. Each arrangement goes with the furniture, table setting or the rug its sitting on.It would be an excellent gift for a gardener's coffee table. The recipient would love this book and there will be oohs and aahs over each picture. Mr. Handy is known for his dazzling and whimsical floral arrangements and as it states on the inside of the book jacket, he caters to top fashionable companies and celebrities, but......... I don't have the flower shop or the wealth of containers at my fingertips - so its just another pretty book.
The floral arrangements in this beautifully photographed book blend classic, unusual and stylish arrangements in innovative containers that go beyond the normal vases, ones that you can find in your own home. Furthermore to stretch your imagination there is inspiration from around the world, something to suit every palette from monochromatic arrangements to exotic bursts of color ranging from France to India and Morocco and further afar. Grayson Handy is a master at sophisticated, simple, just picked floral combinations and there are plenty of fresh ideas here for your home and family gatherings.
This book is not as sophisticated as the shoot on the cover, I understand the inspirations and where the colors are from, but the color mixing in some of the arrangement are just not great. Attached a few photos, I think the color choices in these are poor.
I love this book, although it does not explain how to make each arrangements it is a beautiful books as a flower fanatic. The photographs are marvellous and the size of each page is perefectly used. Im very please with my purchase.
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