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Author Dowling, Laura.

Title Floral diplomacy at the White House / Laura Dowling.

Publication Info. [West Flanders (Belgium)] : Stichting Kunstboek, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    745.9224 DOW    Available
Description 143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Contents My story : Background ; My floral studio ; U.S. election night, Paris ; The American dream -- At the White House : Floral inspiration ; The garden style ; The White House Flower Shop -- The White House official events : India State Dinner ; Mexico State Dinner ; Germany State Dinner ; France State Dinner ; Camp David ; Governor's Dinner ; Congressional events ; 4th of July ; Halloween -- The White House policy themes : Let's move ; Joining forces ; Environmental approach ; Innovation -- Behind the scenes : Everyday flowers ; White House Christmas -- Flower Ambassador -- A bouquet of gratitude.
Summary Laura Dowling served as Chief Floral Designer at the White House form 2009 until 2015. In this unique position, she managed d├ęcor and flowers for thousands of White House events while using flowers as a strategic tool for communicating diplomatic, symbolic and policy messages. She is renowned for creating a new romantic style of flower arranging featuring free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet. This style is most evocative of nature and the garden, and balances a strong artistic vision with the wildness of nature. Under her leadership, Laura implemented floral artistry at the White House, designing bouquets of seasonal garden flowers in a style that is both modern and refined, yet casually elegant. She often presents her innovative arrangements in hand-made organic containers composed of leaves, branches and berries that are woven into patterns and motifs, creating integrated, cohesive displays that conjure both nature and the garden. Here, she describes her inspiration, provides tips and techniques on flower arranging and entertaining, and offers readers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into both official and private White House life. --AMAZON.
Subject White House (Washington, D.C.)
Dowling, Laura.
Flower arrangement -- Washington (D.C.)
Flower arrangement in interior decoration -- Washington (D.C.)
Entertaining -- Washington (D.C.)
ISBN 9789058565587

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