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The Flower Recipe Book : 125 Magical, Sculptural, Seasonal Arrangements - Alethea Harampolis

The Flower Recipe Book

125 Magical, Sculptural, Seasonal Arrangements

Hardcover Published: 2nd April 2013
ISBN: 9781579655303
Number Of Pages: 272

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There is simply no other book out there that demonstrates - both visually and with detailed recipes - how to create the type of floral arrangement that is ubiquitous in design publications these days. And no other book offers so many styles of arrangements: novices can learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, while the more adventurous can create a vase overflowing with layered blooms.

On top of the 125 flower recipes, the book is packed with takeaway, such as ideas for unexpected vessels and techniques that can be employed to elevate any arrangement. The introduction and appendix alone are valuable resources, taking readers through the basics of flower arranging - from what to look for when selecting flowers to local and seasonal buying considerations.

About the Author

Alethea Harampolis runs Studio Choo in San Francisco with Jill Rizzo. There they create arrangements and bouquets and teach a variety of flower-arranging classes. The duo's work has been featured in their guest column on Design*Sponge, on design and lifestyle sites like Apartment Therapy, Kinfolk, Remodelista, and West Elm's blog, and on top wedding site Style Me Pretty.

Industry Reviews

"A pitch-perfect combination of beautiful and functional. . . . Showcasing over 100 floral creations, The Flower Recipe Book breaks down flower arrangements as if they were recipes: including ingredients, how-to steps and ideas for altering arrangements to suit your style." --Design*Sponge

"A beautifully illustrated and practical guide to the . . . art of fresh-flower arranging." --The New York Times

"Simple ways to arrange what's in season" --Redbook

"Full of easy how-tos for naturalistic, seasonal arrangements. It's like one of the studio's (always sold out) workshops in book form." --Sunset Magazine

"Required reading...A perfect spring gift." --Gardenista

"A jaw-dropping coffee-table tome . . . perfect for everyone from the DIY bride to the avid farmers market flower forager, this new book makes artful arrangements look doable -- even for amateurs." --PopSugar

Great for Learning


Great for learning your craft, very helpful



Good 'follow the guide' book


Good step by step guide on producing your own arrangements. Includes many popular flowers, both in solo arrangements and with other foliage and blooms. Great reference book.

Hobart, Au

The Flower Recipe Book

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ISBN: 9781579655303
ISBN-10: 1579655300
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 2nd April 2013
Publisher: Artisan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 20.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 1