- Publication Date: April 11, 2023
- Imprint: Cernunnos
- Trim Size: 8 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419755293
- Page Count: 224
- Illustrations: 350 color illustrations and photographs
- Rights: World/All
Owner of New York institution FleursBELLA and co-manager of her grandfather Marc Chagall’s estate, Bella Meyer is a well-known figure in the New York and global art scene. In The Celebration of Flowers, she presents a potpourri of essays, short stories, and completely new illustrations, all by specialists in their given field, dedicated to her lifelong passion: flowers.
The book features contributions from international flower experts including discussions on various rose hybrid varieties by A Rose by Harvest owner Natan Alpert, the power of flower fragrance by perfume industry leader Paul Austin, and tips and advice from floral arrangement masters Christian Tortu and Atsushi Taniguchi. This book will also contain many artistic illustrations, from Audubon and Redouté to Chagall.
From the history of flowers in paintings to infographics on the geopolitics of flowers The Celebration of Flowers offers an incredible journey through the vibrant, blossoming world of floral art. This is the perfect book to celebrate the arrival of spring.
About the author
Bella Meyer was born in Paris and grew up immersed in art and painting. After attaining a Ph.D. in Medieval art history in Paris, she moved to New York where she focused on puppetry as well as creating theater costumes, props, and masks. Over the years, Bella incorporated flowers into her work, and in 2005 her studio was born. Flowers have always been close to Bella’s heart. Their unique ability to inspire people to smile, or to bring a moment’s peace, is important to her. Bella creates arrangements much in the way an artist paints, just as she had watched her grandfather, Marc Chagall, paint bouquets that brought joy to the world.