Fairy Homes and Gardens

Barbara Purchia and E. Ashley Rooney Introduction by David D. J. Rau

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Many supernatural creatures are said to inhabit our world. Their magical, wonderland realm has been the subject of many books, movies, and our childhood dreams. In this richly illustrated book, 30 designers from around the world transform natural settings into enchanting displays that recreate that sense of wonder. Using artificial flowers, fabric, sticks, wire, crystals, berries, acorns, baskets, and polymer clay, these designers have been inspired to create their own "once upon a time" fairy home and garden for special events, storytelling, or just because they believe in fairies. In doing so, they tap into our inner child and help us to imagine a new world. This is a wonderful resource for designers and artists, as well as parents, teachers, or anyone looking to create their own magical place.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 265 color images | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764346989

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Barbara Purchia, a stained glass artist, has wanted to write a book for a long time. She is well known for her technical articles, papers, and presentations, both nationally and internationally, on software process improvements. She has edited Ashley Rooney's "100 Artists" book series, as well as many other books, and was delighted at this opportunity to co-author with Ashley. Ashley Rooney has established a solid reputation for her architectural, art, and design books, as well as her historical works. She has written many art books, including 100 New England Artists (2010), 100 Mid-Atlantic Artists (2011), 100 Midwestern Artists (2012), 100 Southern Artists (2012), Bespoke Furniture from 103 Artisans (2012), 100 Northwestern Artists (2013), Green Art: Trees, Leaves, and Bark (2013), Contemporary Art of the Southwest (2014), and Artists Homes and Studios (2014). In this work, she draws upon her gardening expertise.