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Use the Dewey numbers to find books at the Otara Campus library.

Botany 580
Floriculture 635.9
Floristry 745.92

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Name that flower: The identification of flowering plants

Find information about flowers from around the world.  The book includes 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and details of 46 plant families. - BOOK COVER. 

The world of colour according to Per Benjamin

Learn about Per Benjamin's theory of colour.  The book includes photos of a variety of floral arrangements and colour charts. 

The eternal flower

The book features floral arrangements and designs by Koji Arai and is his tribute to flowers. 

Flower colour guide

Includes over 400 gorgeously photographed cut flowers which cover the full spectrum of shades. -BOOK JACKET.
Learn about flowers and colour and flower selection and arrangement 

Techniques for floral beauty

 The book by Belgian floral designer Tomas De Bruyne includes step-by-step tutorials  for over 50 pieces and discusses 150 floral design techniques.

Living with flowers: Blooms & bouquets for the home

Learn the basics that every budding florist should know - including what tools you need and how to condition flowers - BOOK JACKET. 

Blooms: Contemporary flower design

The book includes the work of over 80 floral designers from around the world. 

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