Reflecting an inspiring new approach to interior design, 'Being With Flowers' shows how you can use flowers to transform the rooms of a modern home into havens of beauty and tranquility - and at the same time add a dimension not merely of mood but also of deep philosophical wisdom. Flowers, in their evanescent beauty, have a profundity that has always been appreciated in the East. Multi-talented designer Ou Baholyodhin explores every aspect of this theme - from the appeal of asymmetrical arrangements designed in a natural way "from the heart" to the rich symbolic associations that many flowers carry.
By exploring the home through Ou Baholyodhin's eyes, and discovering its potential for flowers, you will begin to develop an enhanced visual sense and a heightened awareness of all the positive values the home enshrines - values such as welcome, respect, silence, and celebration, to which flowers can make a vital contribution.
More than 180 colour photographs show superb arrangements in 'situ' in a wide range of settings. His own commentary on all the groupings illustrated provides a wealth of insights into both the art and the practicalities of composing with flowers.
Drawing inspiration from the teachings of Eastern philosophy, and combining it with Western approaches to floral composition, 'Being With Flowers' makes a rich contribution to a key aspect of interior design.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2004
- 240 x 310mm