Synopses & Reviews
Featuring more than 400 color photographs and diagrams, this book explains the fundamentals of composition in the seven basic arrangements and details the application of basic styles to particular cases.
Featuring more than forty color photographs and diagrams, Joy of Flower Arrangement provides easy to master techniques on the basics of flower arranging from a distinguished authority. The first part introduces seven basic arrangements -- the fundamentals of composition -- spray style, fountain style, L-shape style, all-round style, fan style, horizon style and triangular style, all lavishly illustrated. Part two details the application of basic styles to particular cases. Advise is provided on how to select flowers, preserve cut flowers and use tools and containers and will prove essential to the beginner.
Designs for everyday and special occasions are provided including a Christmas wreath, gift bouquets and festive party displays.
About the Author
HIROKO FUJITA is a floral artist who loves flowers and nature. Born in Yokohama, she was introduced to Japanese Flower Arrangement at a young age and later to Western flower arrangement by American housewives living in Yokohama. After graduating from Musashino Art University she started work as a floral artist. In addition to teaching at a variety of locations, she has taught at international symposiums using flowers to exchange culture. She is the founder of Takao Flower Arrangement School and a lecturer at NHK Culture Center.