The text and photographs are inseparable in consideration of this super-deluxe book for the growing number of people interested in flower arrangements as exhibits. While the focus is on the application of ideas to flower shows, this should be of value and interest for florists, for shopowners where flower arrangements provide a needed window accent or decorative note, and- to a lesser extent- home owners. I say this specifically, for the concepts are much more sophisticated and more elaborate in carrying out than would be suitable for the average room. Railways- perhaps -- but not living rooms. In an introductory section stress is laid on the unity of a flower show, the importance of the basic schedule, the general theme, the follow-through in each class. And the book carries out these precepts by specific examples. Throughout there are hints on use of sources of information, on techniques for acquiring effects, on relation of material to space, on intrinsic beauty in the choice of a container, on starting a collection of things that could be used as accessories. The specific arrangements discussed afford wide variety:- Relation of materials to nature, treasures of the earth, the Grand Tour, Heirlooms, Our American Heritage, the Arts, Garden Jewels, the Machine Age, Shadow, Reflection, etc., etc. Provocative, imaginative, unusual- these should give exhibitors a new perspective on flower arranging.