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Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach To The Traditional Japanese Art Of Flower Arranging

Keiko's Ikebana offers an introduction to this international art form that is both practical and contemporary. Keiko's unique approach combines traditional techniques with modern tastes, incorporating influences ranging from sculpture to today's Western styles. The result is a one-of-a-kind look that is authentic, easy to create and attractive.The book includes easy-to-follow instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements to help readers bring this traditional Japanese art into their own homes. Readers will also be introduced to the history of ikebana, including its evolution from ancient times into the world of modern design, the basic 'rules' of ikebana design and suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies.

Hardcover: 128 pages

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (March 15, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0804837929

ISBN-13: 978-0804837927

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #791,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #207 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Flower Arranging & Crafts > Flower Arranging #792 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers

This book is a pleasure to read and look at even if you don't do flower arranging. The illustrations are beautiful and the writing is clear and direct. I bought multiple copies and gave them to clients for holiday presents, and it was very well received.

I bought a beautiful Ikebana vase at the Atlanta Arts Festival last year as a gift for my 81 year old mother. The potter who made the vase recommended this book as a companion gift. My mother loved the book with it's clear instructions and visuals. I wish I could attach the photo of her first Ikebana arrangement made with a branch and berries.

Nice book, explains various techniques used in this flower arranging art.I liked the techniques of creating decorations using more than one vaze side by side and the ways they are connected with flowers.

I am very new to Floral Design - which is now way beyond ''Flowers in a vase'' and becoming a very contemporary forms of art. So I find Ikebana to be so refreshing for its simplicity. I have taken several courses in Ikebana and find it such a relaxing form of design. Even the history of Ikebana is facinating. I refer to this book often but also just enjoy browsing through it.

This book is well written and illustrated giving informative instructions on the Japanese art of flower arranging.

This is a creative and beautiful book. The Ikebana designs are so impressive. I enjoyed reading it. The book provides many tips for the beginner, illustrated with step-by-step instructions. It gave me lots of ideas about form and shape. The pictures in the book are so well done, their beauty is inspiring.

Inspiring, instructive, and beautiful presentation of Sogetsu ikebana for neophytes and seasoned practitioners alike, this book is sure to please.

Love this book. Informative with clear instructions, background as well as wonderful pictures and examples of a variety of Ikebana styles.

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