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History of Floral Design. Occidental Style. Evolved from the Egyptian & Middle Eastern cultures Further developed by the Europeans Characterized by large, massive designs. Oriental Style. Started in China Used by the Japanese Characterized as a line design with few flowers used.

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occidental style
Occidental Style
  • Evolved from the Egyptian & Middle Eastern cultures
  • Further developed by the Europeans
  • Characterized by large, massive designs
oriental style
Oriental Style
  • Started in China
  • Used by the Japanese
  • Characterized as a line design with few flowers used
egyptian period 2800 28 b c
Egyptian Period 2800 – 28 B.C.
  • Flowers are arranged in rows in shallow containers, used bright colors
  • Arrangements of neatly piled fruits & vegetables would be placed on feast tables
  • Water lilies & lotus blossoms were placed in elaborate vases, bowls, & jars
ancient greeks 600 146 b c
Ancient Greeks 600 – 146 B.C.
  • Flowers were scattered on tables & streets during banquets & festivals
  • Used garlands & wreaths, these were worn at special events & presented as awards
  • Cornucopia, horn-of-plenty, was introduced. It was displayed standing up, rather than on its side.
romans 28 b c 325 a d
Romans 28 B.C. – 325 A.D.
  • Elaborate use of plant material
  • Scattered roses on tables and floors at banquets
  • Altar gifts of blossom filled scarves were part of religious ceremonies
byzantine period 320 600 a d
Byzantine Period 320 – 600 A.D.
  • Arrangements of cut flowers
  • Formal conical designs with clusters of blossoms at regular intervals
renaissance 1400 1600 a d
Renaissance 1400 – 1600 A.D.
  • Large, tall, pyramidal & symmetrically balanced designs
  • Documented by the artists of the time
  • Loose, uncrowded & airy designs
  • Used intense colors to contrast white walls
  • Arrangements were twice the height of the container
baroque period 1600 1775 a d
Baroque Period 1600 – 1775 A.D.
  • Began as symmetrical oval shaped designs
  • Arrangements incorporated a variety of accessories
  • The S-curve & crescent arrangements were developed
flemish style 1600 1750 a d
Flemish Style 1600 – 1750 A.D.
  • Beautifully captured by Dutch painters
  • Better proportioned & more compact than the Baroque style
  • Massed, oval shaped designs with rich colors & an array of flowers
georgian period 1714 1760 a d
Georgian Period 1714 – 1760 A.D.
  • Used a single flower type
  • Symmetrical, triangular shape
  • Nosegay: a hand-held bouquet that became stylish. These were placed in bowls & became the 1st centerpiece as we know them today
  • Greatly influenced the decorative acts in Colonial America, fan-shaped & triangular arrangements
victorian period 1820 1914 a d
Victorian Period 1820 – 1914 A.D.
  • Large numbers of flowers were crammed into a compact container
  • Asymmetrical designs with no focal point
  • Unplanned designs with many different colors & flower types
  • Attempted to establish rules of floral design
line mass designs
Line - Mass Designs
  • Combination of occidental & oriental styles of design
  • Present style of design in the U.S. today