"The Judith Blacklock Encyclopedia of Flower Design" is the essential 'how to' manual for everyone interested in flowers and floral art. Whether flowers are a passion, a pleasure or a business, this book is essential reading. Covering classic, contemporary and cutting-edge design, the beginner will build knowledge and competence and quickly get started in the art. The experienced arranger will find the book a most valuable reference with inspiration from across the world. Richly illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and 200 line drawings, this book: will inspire you throughout the year with seasonal design ideas; shows you exciting ways to arrange flowers in a vase successfully; gives you advice and inspiration on wedding flowers; explains why some designs work and why others do not; and provides a useful reference of many of the flowers and foliage that are available. Packed with tips, information and step by step advice, this book is an indispensable guide whatever the season, occasion or budget. Judith Blacklock is a best selling author and an accomplished designer. She is the Principal of the Judith Blacklock Flower School in London.
Over the past twenty years, Judith Blacklock has developed a unique method of teaching flower design that has proven to work. She is Principal of The Judith Blacklock Flower School, Knightsbridge - one of London's most successful flower schools and the only private flower school to be granted accreditation by the British Accreditation Council. Judith is an experienced teacher, demonstrator and judge who has travelled worldwide communicating her knowledge and giving inspiration with her love of flowers and design. She has written five bestselling books and is the editor of The Flower Arranger magazine which is sold throughout the world. Judith has created arrangements for the Royal Family, the Prime Minister and many famous celebrities. She has designed and arranged medal winning exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show and was chairman of the fundraising charity event 'Flowers at Kensington Palace'.
Page 4 - Introduction; Page 6 - Elements and principles of design; Page 40 - Flowers in a vase; Page 60 - Flowers in season; Page 108 - Celebrations and festivals; Page 136 - A history of flower arranging; Page 150 - Design classics; Page 182 - Contemporary floral design; Page 230 - Inspiration from around the world; Page 246 - Handtieds and posies; Page 266 - Wedding flowers; Page 304 - Large scale arranging; Page 318 - Long-lasting flowers; Page 336 - Show work; Page 348 - Flowers around the house; Page 362 - Flowers and foliage; Page 386 - Equipment and techniques; Page 409 - Useful contacts; Page 410 - Acknowledgements; Page 413 - Index.