Decoration and ornament

Alan Dunn’s Sugarcraft Flower Arranging

Author: 
Alan Dunn
Publisher: 
New Holland
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–1–84773–441–9

cloth, 144 pp., $24.95

A recognized expert in sugar crafting, Alan Dunn invites the reader to learn how to make sugar flowers and assemble them into sprays, bouquets, and arrangements for decorating cakes, festive tables, and brides’ bouquets. Extensively illustrated with gorgeous color photographs, the first section of the text contains step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the components of this art form; this is followed by examples of their application to cakes. The author also provides a sampling of templates of various flower and leaf forms to assist the beginner.

Volume: 
12
Number: 
1

Photoshop Brushes & Creative Tools: Floral & Botanical

Author: 
Alan Weller
Publisher: 
Dover
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–0–48699–059–0

paper with CD–ROM, 48 pp., $24.95

Created for use with Adobe’s Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, the book contains examples of custom brushes, shapes, and styles in this digital version of a clip art book with an essential CD. Contents include a gallery of art and tutorials. This resource is a useful tool for graphic artists, designers, and others interested in adding floral and botanical elements to their publications and craft work.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
12
Number: 
1

The House in Bloom

Author: 
Judy Spours and the Editors of Victoria Magazine
Publisher: 
Hearst Books
Publication Date: 
2002
ISBN: 
1-588-16085-8

cloth, 160 p., $30

The natural world in all of its variety and beauty brought indoors is the theme of this book. Nature has been the design inspiration of every civilization. The House in Bloom describes the history of floral themes from Egyptian tombs to the present. Flowers are a constant source of inspiration for patterns in fabric, wallpaper, china, silver, carpets and furniture. Gardens influence us, whether subtly, in our use of natural colors and textures in our homes, or more explicitly, with our use of seasonally themed floral arrangements.

Volume: 
5
Number: 
1
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