The Flowers of Venice

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This is an English translation of a beautiful Italian title “I Fiori de Venezia”. The Flowers of Venice is a comprehensive guide to Venetian glass beads and the technique of creating glass-beaded flowers. This book illustrates and describes in detail the actual craft of flower making, with more than 400 exceptional photographs. Projects include roses, lilies, poppies, daisies, morning glories and many more. You will learn the art of arranging flowers into stunning monochromatic or multi colored bouquets, as well as center pieces, bridal bouquets, curtain tiebacks, small gift boxes, miniature Christmas trees, brilliantly colored tassels and carnival masks. Rediscover the historical importance of this sophisticated and treasured Venetian art of glass beaded flowers and learn to design your own beautiful flower creations. 144 pages, hard cover.

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Giovanna Poggi Marchesi learned the exacting art of working with glass beads from Nella Sammartini Lopez y Royo, her maternal grandmother. Today, she is one of the most well-known and distinguished Italian artists who use her creations techniques and materials that are in harmony with and continue this great Venetian tradition. She lives and works in the Treviso countryside, not far from Venice, in a house immersed in green fields and hills.

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