Lavish, full-color illustrations of seasonal arrangements in the museum period rooms are only the start. Author Alberta A. Melloy, head flower arranger at Winterthur from 1983 to 1990, has provided advise on all the basics: conditioning of material, design principles, and "how-to" suggestions for creating fresh arrangements as well as the famous Winterthur Yuletide dried-flower tree. A lively introduction addresses H. F. du Pont's aesthetic as well as the history and importance of flower arranging at Winterthur from its inception. Add to all that a useful and reader-friendly glossary, and the package is complete.
• Author was head flower arranger at Winterthur
• Hardcover, 96 pages; 80 color and black and white illustrations