ISBN: 1616898208
EAN13: 9781616898205
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 24, 2020
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style

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Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style elevates floral design to fine art in this richly informative work on the principles of floral style. A charming and intelligent mentor, Christin Geall emboldens designers, gardeners, and entrepreneurs to think differently and deeply about their work with flowers as she draws upon the fine arts and historical sources, exploring Baroque music, the paintings of the Impressionists, or the work of floral innovators like Gertrude Jekyll and Constance Spry.

Covering all aspects of floral design, including choosing plants to grow and arrange, selecting tools and vessels, balancing color and form, and even photographing and selling arrangements, Cultivated offers universal lessons for all levels of practitioners, budgets, and materials. Geall's stunning photographs of her own lush designs illustrate techniques for creating brilliant arrangements that spark the imagination.

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   Half The Photos Are Super Dark
The book is also available in hardback, priced at £17.95. Half the photos are so dark you can't see the arrangement. The other photos are all pretty good.
 
5
   Nothing superficial about this stunning book!
Not only are the photographs stunning, but the content is also engaging. It's exactly the book I wanted - lots of food for thought without pedantic'recipes' to try to replicate, he said. I've been growing flowers to cut for a number of years without knowing how to do much more bunch than they in a vase, and this book is inspiring. My first ranculusun blooms are coming on in the greenhouse and I'm so excited to be experimenting with what I've learned! Thanks, Christin, for blending good writing with broad interests and experience to create something worth digging into.
 
5
   Wonderful
It was great to see the physical copy, said Blair. Full of wonderful insights and references that are relevant to, but also span well beyond the realm of floral artistry. Anyone who is interested in history, design, photography or bringing joy to what is sometimes the chaos of creativity can find this investment. I learned more about color theory and its application here than I did in an entire semester of college.
 
5
   An educational, inspirational, beautiful and fun floral book—it will make you think!
I've had this book on my coffee table for almost three months now and it's great. One of the best I've read and reread, Michael. Not only is she a phenomenal floral artist, she is also a gardener who knows her medium intimately. Her writing style brings depth and charm to life her lessons and anecdotes. I just can't get enough of all the lessons in there _ she draws from history, her own experiences, literature and so much more! There is just too much valuable knowledge and insight shared that we don't even realize. This book is a beautiful achievement and is a true chef-doeuvre, Raymond said.
 
5
   Beautiful, inspiring and content rich!
This book is by far the best. I own many floristry books, so I was undecided about buying yet another one. It's just too different a game to play, Sosa said. The answer is very, very well. Not only is it a truly beautiful work of art, with stunning photos, but more importantly for me the content is meaty, Tunick said. I already understand the basic concepts of color and how to apply them to any project. However, the chapter on color was well worth the price of the book alone. The academy also offers a specialized course on color perception, understanding luminosity value, opacity and the application of filters. All rights reserved.
 
5
   Sparks creativity and joy
I recommend this book highly. I learned so much and small things like how to keep a lilac alive longer makes a big difference for someone who enjoys them so much, she said. The book was bought by me because I recently planted David Austin roses in my garden. I wanted to do the beauty's justice, but just couldn't photograph how magnificent they were. Thanks to this book, I have a new garden and a new level of creativity. Even when they sleep, I'll still have my kids read it. Then they try to name all the flowers and butterflies. It's helping us enjoy the time we have as a family together, he said.
 
5
   A Beautiful and Brainy book
This is not the first floral book I've bought from someone I follow on instagram, but to me its probably the best. Not only are the flowers, photography and design drop-dead-worthy, but Christin is also a gifted writer. This is definitely going to be my go-to-gift for flower-loving friends and family.
 
5
   Beautiful text and imagery from a floral innovator
Christin Geall's book, "Cultivated," is one of those rare books that seamlessly melds practical instruction and historical context with personal narrative and memoir. Christin's voice is engaging and funny, yet she speaks with authority on all things floral design -- from growing to the art of arranging. Her incredible designs are showcased in many beautiful photographs that illustrate the concepts that are explored in the book. It was a thrill for me to see how her teaching style and innovative approach to design translates into a book, said Barbara. It would make a great present for any lover of flowers, gardening, or memoir.
 
5
   The thinking person's tome to floral design
Christin is one of my favorite Instagram accounts, and one of my favorite floral designers I have never met in person. her takes my breath away, and to have her thought process and musings on working with plants is just what the flowering world and I needed right now.
 
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