Daniel Ost: Floral Art and the Beauty of Impermanence Phaidon Book
About the book
The most comprehensive monograph available on the internationally renowned Belgian floral artist and designer Daniel Ost.
Daniel Ost’s work in floral design gores far beyond table arrangements to bridge the gap between floral design and art. Using elements from the natural world – flowers, branches, and plants of all varieties, Ost crates large-scale, site-specific constructions that at times enter the realms of sculpture and set design. Ost has created exquisite installations for royal residences, embassies, temples, international art exhibitions, and the fashion industry.
Daniel Ost presents 80 of his most important projects while accompanying essays explore their significance and the inspiration behind them. Lavish photography illustrates each project in this visually inspiring sourcebook for all creative and design professionals.
Texts by Dutch author Cees Nooteboom and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma reflect on the impact of Ost’s career.
About the author
Paul Geerts (b.1952) is an independent journalist and consultant, who specializes in garden and landscape architecture. He is the editor of the Belgium garden magazine, CG Concept, and has published books on gardening, trees, and poetry.
Hardback, 13 1/4 × 10 in., 440 pages, 500 illustrations