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Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers [Hardcover]

By Shozo Sato & Kasen Yoshimura (Foreward By)
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Presents an overview of the history of Ikebana and provides simple and detailed instructions that guide enthusiasts through the process of making arrangements.

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Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together.

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers, a classic Ikebana text, has now been completely updated for modern readers. Written by Shozo Sato, a well-respected and renowned Ikebana expert, this book presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle. The reader is familiarized with the tools of Ikebana and the basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques. Simple and detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning arrangements.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 10.25" Height: 12.25"
Weight:   3.28 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 15, 2008
Publisher   Charles E Tuttle Co
ISBN  4805309431  
ISBN13  9784805309438  
UPC  676251309430  

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More About Shozo Sato & Kasen Yoshimura

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Shozo Sato was awarded the Order of Sacred Treasure from the Emperor of Japan for his contributions in teaching Japanese traditions. His areas of expertise include ikebana (flower arranging), chanoyu (tea ceremony), and Japanese theater, as well as sumi-e (ink painting). He is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Ikebana, and The Art of Sumi-e. He was the founding director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus and continues to teach Japanese arts. He devides his time between Fort Bragg, California and Champaign, IL.

Shozo Sato was born in 1933.

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Wonderful book on Ikebana  Jun 1, 2008
What a great book! Shozo Sato has rewritten, remodeled, and recreated his amazing book from the 60's on Ikebana! Such a new, fresh, and updated take on his still-popular masterpiece on Japanese floral design. As a member of the Ikenobo school, this book is not only informative but also pictoresque of this long appreciated Japanese art. And, had the pleasure of meeting in person, Mr. Shozo Sato, and had him sign this soon to be collected piece. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves floral design with an artistic and Asian flavor.
Wonderful series!!  Jan 12, 2008
I love this series of books for my classroom. They've been wonderful for me to read and review and also for my students to read. The illustrations are great, the information is comprehensive and at a child's level, making it great for adults who don't know anything about it to pick up.

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