decorated boards, 293 pp., $90.00
This highly illustrated book has as its goal the advancement of floral art. Images of juried floral art by international exhibitors reflect an incredible range of interests and imagination in gorgeous full-color photographs. The purpose of this amazing collection is to stimulate “creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness” among exhibitors and the public. From 227 candidates, 160 were chosen, representing 31 nationalities. Readers will discover an exciting world of floral creation from both well-known designers and new budding florists. An appendix includes portraits of the artists included in this beautiful book.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden