Systematic Designing with the Colors of Blossoms
Price : $95
Product Description Gabriele Kubo and Jurgen Potthoff.Color is one of the most expressive visual design elements â€“ not only for florists. While other design disciplines must absorb the color impressions of nature in order to transfer them to their materials, florists and flower designers may work directly with the infinite diversity of what nature has to offer. If one looks closely, blossoms â€“ even those that we think at first consists only of one or two colors, in fact usually contain many detail colors in addition to the main colors. Suddenly color gradations, clouded or dulled colors or lightened colors appear, and there are color contrasts or nuances that one would hardly have suspected. There will always be a stem â€“ usually with leaves â€“ in the most diverse shades of green. Pistil and stamen will be seen to have surprisingly different colors than the petals. Thus, a single flower often presents an entire color pallet with which it is worth designing, or which can be easily used as a starting point for the addition of more color. Nature as design aid. This is exactly what the authors want to draw attention to, by encouraging the reader to look closely, to discover details, to decipher colors and to repeat them in a first step, and then, in a second step, to take systematic influence on the design. Gabriele Kubo has produced 45 arrangements based on the careful definition of the colors of individual blossoms. All the arrangements are described in a way so as to make the designs easily replicable, and in such a manner as to bring out the exciting underlying design principles of designing with the colors of blossoms. Includes explanation of The Natural Color System, a color measurement and definition tool which provides precise analysis of colors, and a glossary of terms and materials. Written in English, German and Japanese. 120 pgs. More than 120 photos.