Un fiore con amore Un fiore con amore Un fiore con amore

Bruno Munari

Un fiore con amore

Corraini Editore, Mantova — 2018
SFr. 16.00
Pages: 68
Edition: first reprint
Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 cm
Language: Italian
ISBN: 978-88-7570-135-2

“It’s mother’s day, it’s father’s day, today is spring, it’s little brother’s first birthday, the next-door neighbour gets married! Every occasion is good to offer a flower. [...] But what really matters is the love with which a little daisy, a lavender sprig or some moss are chosen, that one there in particular and not that other one.” (From the text) The creation of floral arrangements aims to transmit a message through a life (the plant) which is expression of silence. The one who gives and receives a flower should be able to compose and interpret this living silence, that tries to express life through another type of life. It’s not meant to be a difficult or intricate purpose, but on the contrary a natural gesture which doesn’t need money but love and inventiveness. Munari shows here many examples of such an inventiveness, not to be merely copied but as a suggestion to freely invent many other ones. The series “workshop”, which is focused on the imagination and the active involvement of children and adults, includes now a new book.

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