Leading floral designers Putnam & Putnam are back - now with the ultimate flower-arrangement reference book The follow-up to Darroch and Michael Putnam's acclaimed bestselling debut, Flower Colour Theoryis the only guide that uses colour theory as inspiration for flower arrangements. The book features 175 arrangements that show myriad ways to combine flowers of different hues, all built around colour schemes including analogous, complementary, monochromatic, triadic, transitional, and accent colours. Flower Colour Theoryis both inspirational and a guide to creating lush, romantic, and effortlessly elegant creations of your own.
More than anything else, colour is how people instinctively think about flowers — whether planning for a wedding, commemorating an occasion, or looking for an easy way to bring life into a space. With 400 gorgeously photographed cut flowers organized to span the full spectrum of shades, Flower Colour Guide is the essential tool for flower selection and arrangement, and a primer to understanding and appreciating flowers and colour. 'This is the book we wish we had to help us before we started,' say authors Darroch and Michael Putnam, the duo behind New York's leading floral design studio, Putnam & Putnam.
The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
Impressive but achievable flower arranging The Flower Book in ebook(PDF) format recognizes that we all love fresh flowers in our homes and want to keep them looking fabulous, without costing the earth or being too complicated. This book offers the solutions; with simple step-by-steps and clear photos, you can now create impressive but achievable flower arranging for all occasions - from pretty flowers in the home to striking bouquets for weddings. Featuring over 70 arrangements, using 38 most widely available flowers. Packed with insider tips and tricks for achieving stunning results with minimum effort and for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. There are also features on weddings throughout the year, showing you how to make beautiful pew ends, buttonholes and table arrangements for each season. While other flower arranging books look impressive, but leave you wondering just how to achieve such beautiful arrangements at home, this book isn't just about showing off, it's about showing how.
This book is ambitiously inter-disciplinary and may be divided into four main sections, defined in terms of the authors themselves. Firstly, there are two contributions by biologists. Secondly, the largest section is by practising artists. Thirdly, there are two engineering-based contributions. Finally, two contributions address some of the historical proponents of colour theory and art. These eleven works, in full colour, form a striking contribution to the commonwealth of colour studies and to a possible unification of Snow's two cultures.Colour and inter-disciplinarity go hand in hand. This so often involves the authors leaving the comfort zone of their original speciality and striving for excellence in another. The personal story of Franziska Schenk is but one good example.It seems that our perceptions of aesthetics and beauty must be very flexible indeed as to find absolute opposites equally fascinating. If so, it goes to show how wonderful are the construction and operation of the human brain. Does psychology win in the end? Does colour lead to a single culture?
In Art and the Gardener, Gordon Hayward's tenth book on garden design, he makes a radical departure from his earlier approaches in order to explore elements of visual language across two artistic disciplines-fine painting and garden design-in hopes that the remarkable crosscurrents will help reveal how to design or simply appreciate your garden with greater acuity.
John Lythgoe was one of the pioneers of the 'Ecology of Vision', a subject that he ably delineated in his classic and inspirational book published some 20 years ago . At heart, the original book aimed generally to identify inter-relationships between vision, animal behaviour and the environment. John Lythgoe excelled at identifying the interesting 'questions' in the ecology of an animal that fitted the 'answers' presented by an analysis of the visual system. Over the last twenty years, however, since Lythgoe's landmark publication, much progress has been made and the field has broadened considerably. In particular, our understanding of the 'adaptive mechanisms' underlying the ecology of vision has reached considerable depths, extending to the molecular dimension, partly as a result of development and application of new techniques. This complements the advances made in parallel in clinically oriented vision research . The current book endeavours to review the progress made in the ecology of vision field by bringing together many of the major researchers presently active in the expanded subject area. The contents deal with theoretical and physical considerations of light and photoreception, present examples of visual system structure and function, and delve into aspects of visual behaviour and communi cation. Throughout the book, we have tried to emphasise one of the major themes to emerge within the ecology of vision: the high degree of adaptability that visual mechanisms are capable of undergoing in response to diverse, and dynamic, environments and behaviours.
The updated third edition of the only textbook on colour The revised third edition of Colour and the Optical Properties of Materials focuses on the ways that colour is produced, both in the natural world and in a wide range of applications. The expert author offers an introduction to the science underlying colour and optics and explores many of the most recent applications. The text is divided into three main sections: behaviour of light in homogeneous media, which can largely be explained by classical wave optics; the way in which light interacts with atoms or molecules, which must be explained mainly in terms of photons; and the interaction of light with insulators, semiconductors and metals, in which the band structure notions are of primary concern. The updated third edition retains the proven concepts outlined in the previous editions and contains information on the significant developments in the field with many figures redrawn and new material added. The text contains new or extended sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and modern display technologies. This important book: Offers and introduction to the science that underlies the everyday concept of colour Reviews the cross disciplinary subjects of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science, to link light, colour and perception Includes information on many modern applications, such as the numerous different colour displays now available, optical amplifiers lasers, super-resolution optical microscopy and lighting including LEDs and OLEDs Contains new sections on photonic crystals, holograms, flat lenses, super-resolution optical microscopy and display technologies Presents many worked examples, with problems and exercises at the end of each chapter Written for students in materials science, physics, chemistry and the biological sciences, the third edition of Colour and The Optical Properties of Materials covers the basic science of the topic and has been thoroughly updated to include recent advances in the field.
Flowerbeds are among the most poetic elements in any garden, as they highlight the various moods of the seasons with their shapes, colors and scents. An inspirational guide to how flowerbeds can be integrated for best effect into a garden, Fabulous Flowerbeds uses delightful examples to demonstrate that flowers, roses, shrubs, grasses and ferns are simply the gardener's version of the painter's palette. It includes: * Over 160 impressive photos to inspire readers * Examples of plants for all seasons and conditions * Guidance in making the correct choice to combine plants according to their dominance and height, shape, color and flowering season so that flowerbeds can develop to their full charm and thrive well Fabulous Flowerbeds describes, with beautiful photographs, how dreams in bloom can come true and that there is room for them in even the smallest of gardens.
This book emphasizes discussion of the underlying principles of the theory of quantitative genetics which provides the bridge between the observable statistical properties of a character and the gentic factors, which together with environmental factors, determine the expression of the character. "An essential reference for anyone concerned with quantitative genetics. . . . Provides the only review available of the parts of quantitative genetics relevant to evolutionary theory."--Science
Categorized by color, this encyclopedic listing of one thousand varieties of plants and foliage details each variety's shape, color, texture, use in flower arrangements, and cultivation and offers advice on the equipment, mechanics, and design principlesof arrangement
With Victorian watercolors of over 120 gardens, this volume presents a delightful picture of English garden design during the 19th century. Features the works of more than 40 artists.
Shows how to plan and create a natural outdoor haven; discusses plants that benefit one's mental, emotional, and physical well-being; and offers tips on designing a garden that appeals to all of the senses
A guide to flower arranging discusses materials, flower types, and simple techniques, as well as exotic arrangements. Step-by-step instructions for more than thirty projects. More than three hundred full-color and black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout.