This guide helps you identify flowers, mainly sold by florists, and match them according to colour and season. They are classified into 4 categories: dominant flowers such as dalhia or peony, textured flowers such as astilbe or andromeda, movement flowers such as foxglove, or garnishing flowers such as rose and daisy.
In addition, an index of botanical names and detachable vignettes allow you to make the flowers you choose your own and combine them to create your own personal plant composition.
The magnificent photos, eloquent examples of the Putnams' talent, are reminiscent in their delicacy of the plates by Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), nicknamed the "Raphael of Flowers". All are subtly rendered against a white background in their moving simplicity.
The book also includes a few tips on flower care and flower matching.
Text: Brigitte Postel
Book Flower guide by colour
Darroch Putman and Michael Putman
Editions Phaïdon: 29.95?