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Tropical Colors: The Art of Living with Tropical Flowers

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andlt;bandgt;With over 200 color photographs and helpful commentary andlt;iandgt;Tropical Colorsandlt;/iandgt; showcases the diverse flower arranging and design of Thailand.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Flowers have always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Thailand and a constant reminder of the country's Buddhist heritage and identity. As in other Asian cultures, flowers are lavishly used in Thailand to mark rituals and rites of passage; they are indispensable in age-old acts of worship, in celebrations, and in daily life. On their way to work, many Thais offer flowers and a heartfelt prayer at wayside shrines. Every day, scores of women at the royal court create floral offerings for the venerated Buddha images in BangkokAEs temples and palaces. Thai Airways routinely presents orchid corsages to female passengers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This stunning and refreshingly original book goes beyond the everyday: it elevates flowers from mere floral arrangements to meditative floral "installations." Created from a combination of exotic and colorful tropical flowers, plant materialsand#8212;fibers and leaves from banana plants and coconut trees, culms and twigs from bambooand#8212;and unconventional materials like wire netting, harmoniously blend a strong, usually three-dimensional, structure with the sweet and subtle elements of flowers.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The philosophy behind the arrangements, the interiors or occasions for which they are appropriate, and a brief explanation of the techniques and materials employed will inspire readers to create their own artistic arrangements.

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Flowers have always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Thailand and a constant reminder of the country's Buddhist heritage and identity. Flowers are lavishly used to mark rituals and rites of passage; they are indispensable in age-old acts of worship, celebrations, and daily life. Every day, scores of women at the royal court create floral offerings for the venerated images of Buddha in Bangkok's temples and palaces. Many Thais pause on their way to work to offer flowers and a prayer at wayside shrines. In Tropical Colors, Sakul Intakul, shares the wonderful world of Thai flower arrangement. He shows how leaves from banana and coconut trees, bamboo twigs, wire netting, and an assortment of other materials, blend harmoniously with lush tropical blossoms to form floral installations that elevate the everyday to the divine. The philosophy behind the arrangements, the interiors or occasions for which they are appropriate, and a brief explanation of the techniques and materials used will inspire readers to create their own artistic arrangements.

Synopsis:

Elevates flower arrangements to artistic floral installations

About the Author

An engineer turned floral artist, andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Sakul Intakulandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; is the owner of Sakul Intakul Studio, a design studio, and Sakul Flowers, a flower shop in Bangkok. He is a regular contributor of magazine articles, and he arranges flowers for the Queen of Thailand and many leading hotels and restaurants in Bangkok.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;andlt;bandgt;Wongvipa Devahastin na Ayudhyaandlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt; was educated at the Rajinee Lyceum, a school sponsored by the royal family in Bangkok, where she learned the Thai arts of flower display and decoration. She is a self-taught interior designer, a skilled gardener, and the co-author of andlt;iandgt;Contemporary Thaiandlt;/iandgt;.

Table of Contents

* Introduction

1. Underwater Allure

2. Still Waters

3. Foliage in Focus

4. Stem Support

5. Craft Creations

6. Metallic Accents

7. In Sequence

8. Mass Appeal

9. Divine Inspirations

* Plant Directory

* Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780794600563
With:
Bassett, Peta
Publisher:
Periplus Editions
With:
Bassett, Peta
Author:
Ayudhya, Wongvipa Devahastin Na
Author:
na Ayudhya, Wongvipa Devahastin
Author:
Intakul, Sakul
Author:
Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi
Location:
Singapore
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Flower Arranging
Subject:
Flower arrangement
Subject:
Tropical plants
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Floral decorations
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Arranging
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Floral arrangement; Thai floral artist; tropical floral arrangement; flower arranging; Tropical Asian flower design
Subject:
flower arranging; flower arranging books; flower arranging step by step; flower arranging secrets; flower arranging for beginners; flower arranging for children; tropical interior design;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
#1198
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 200 color photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 40 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Flowers have always been an integral part of the cultural fabric of Thailand and a constant reminder of the country's Buddhist heritage and identity. Flowers are lavishly used to mark rituals and rites of passage; they are indispensable in age-old acts of worship, celebrations, and daily life. Every day, scores of women at the royal court create floral offerings for the venerated images of Buddha in Bangkok's temples and palaces. Many Thais pause on their way to work to offer flowers and a prayer at wayside shrines. In Tropical Colors, Sakul Intakul, shares the wonderful world of Thai flower arrangement. He shows how leaves from banana and coconut trees, bamboo twigs, wire netting, and an assortment of other materials, blend harmoniously with lush tropical blossoms to form floral installations that elevate the everyday to the divine. The philosophy behind the arrangements, the interiors or occasions for which they are appropriate, and a brief explanation of the techniques and materials used will inspire readers to create their own artistic arrangements.
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