Nature Into Art: Designing with Our Planet

Nature Into Art: Designing with Our Planet
Author: 
Allen Howze and James Moretz
Publisher: 
Chicago: Flowerian Publishers
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-967-06840-1

cloth, 153 p., $49.95

Nature Into Art illustrates the relationship between nature and art, as exemplified by very avant garde floral designs set in natural areas. The graphic design of this book is in itself a work of art.

Stunning photographs and floral designs illustrate the text and are the products of two local authors, Allen Howze of the Gold Leaf Design Group and James Moretz of the well-known American Floral Arts School. They argue that nature is the source of all art and that floral arrangements can help to give a new insight into nature. This combination of lessons in design with lyrical text and photographs makes for a beautifully unique book, simply a gem.

— Adele Kleine, Volunteer, Library, Chicago Botanic Garden, Master Gardener and writer for Chicagoland Gardening magazine.

Volume: 
3
Number: 
1