The flowers of Venice : the art of creating flowers and other decorations with Venetian glass beads / Giovanna Poggi Marchesi ; photographs by Sergio Zanardi ; introduction by Rosa Barovier Mentasti ; translated by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia ; edited by Kathie Schroeder.

Title: 
The flowers of Venice : the art of creating flowers and other decorations with Venetian glass beads / Giovanna Poggi Marchesi ; photographs by Sergio Zanardi ; introduction by Rosa Barovier Mentasti ; translated by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia ; edited by Kathie Schroeder.
Author/Artist: 
Poggi Marchesi, Giovanna.
Publisher: 
Carteret, NJ : Beadsmith/Helby Import Co., 2002.
Description: 
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Other Authors: 
Schroeder, Kathie.
Edition: 
1st English language ed.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
166581
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
TT860.P74e
Notes: 
Originally published in Italian as I fiori di Venezia by Mondadori Editore in 1999.
Includes bibliographical references (page 141).
Contents: 
Rediscovering an ancient craft / by Rosa Barovier Mentasti --
The flowers of Venice : historical sketch ; Venice and Murano ; glass-bead flowers --
Preparation: the materials ; the workshop ; the containers ; the colors ; the glass beads ; arranging the flowers ; cleaning the flowers --
Learning the technique: the satinpod ; the iris ; the red rose ; the lily ; the peach blossom ; the morning glory ; the hyacinth ; the daisy ; the bluebell ; the lily-of-the-valley ; the stalk of wheat ; the African lily --
Bouquets and arrangements: gold and silver flowers ; a brightly colored bouquet ; a spring arrangement ; a summer arrangement ; an autumnal arrangement ; ice flowers ; a mountain bouquet ; a round bouquet --
Other decorations: Easter eggs ; gift boxes ; primrose place holders ; center pieces ; candle holders ; miniature Christmas trees ; curtain tiebacks ; decorated lamp shades ; mirror frame ; bridal bouquet ; flower-girl wreath ; brightly colored tassels ; carnival masks.
ISBN: 
0971369003
9780971369009