In their book “Sources of Creativity – Ways to Inspirations“, Gregor Lersch and FloralDesign Edition looked into five elements of floral design. The basis of these is that if designers are to deliver creditable design work they must break ground along five distinct paths: botany, craftsmanship, methodology, topik and emotion. Designers revisit each path again and again in varying sequence and intensity – individually, as befits the individual genetic makeup of each person, and this causes causal connections to change, and individual, unique outcomes to emerge. This result is not surprising considering it is individuals who are behind these efforts, individuals with varied knowledge, skills and emotions who must necessarily take a multiplicity of - to an extent even sub-conscious - decisions in a single piece of work.It is precisely at this point that the theory of five design paths is needed, to induce designers on the one hand to become aware of these paths and on the other to encourage them to cover the described ground completely, in order to create a professional, technically impeccable, atmospheric, thematically appropriate, and individual design.
There the specific books do not only want to communicate in theory but always practical know-how with concrete examples.