Cloth, unnumbered pp., €100
Daniel Ost is arguably the foremost floral artist in Europe, if not the world. A native of Belgium, Ost has taken the art form to the highest levels of creative artistic design, and his important constructions have appeared in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan. His stunning and massive floral artistry will overwhelm the reader. His designs are noted for their immense scale and floral profusion, creating a fantasy of memorable beauty. Sites of his designs include decorations for banquets, a royal wedding, churches, a theater, and much more. This collection of gorgeous photographs provides inspiration to all readers, challenging them to think beyond the casual bouquet.
—Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden