Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana) applied to western needs
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Japanese flower arrangement (Ikebana) applied to western needs

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Published by Dodd, Mead and company in New York .
Written in English


  • Floral decorations.,
  • Flowers -- Japan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Mary Averill (Kwashinsai Kiyokumei) with 88 illustrations.
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p.
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22899367M

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  I bought this book for my mother who knows very little about the art of Japanese flower arranging. The book has lots of photos and a small technical section at the beginning to lay the groundwork. However, it is not too complicated for the average person. There are chapters for each of the four seasons with many large photo examples/5(24).   Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral by: 1.   What is Ikebana? Ikebana is the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. The name comes from the Japanese ike, meaning ‘alive’ or ‘arrange’ and bana meaning ‘flower.’ The practice of using flowers as offerings in temples originated in the seventh century when Buddhism was first introduced to Japan from China and Korea, but the formalized version of Ikebana didn’t begin until the.   It is a book about demystifying and making a beautiful art form accessible to all who love flowers and flower arranging. The book is beautifully edited (I could not find the name of the editor), but unlike many translations from Japanese, it is presented in good, flowing and fluent English/5(48).

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  Ikebana, or the Japanese tradition of flower arranging, has a long history that dates back to the 7th century. “The Way of Flowers” is a delicate, refined practice where nature becomes the foundation of sculptural art pieces that are known for their simplicity. The flower arrangement follow a set of rules influenced by Buddhist beliefs and Japanese mythology, known as ‘hanakotoba’, to determine which materials, forms, or colors are good and evil. Ikebana developed slowly, but it became a very popular and highly distinguished art form around the 17th century and was widely practiced by Japanese.   Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging for Today's Interiors Michelle Cornell. out of 5 stars Hardcover. 24 offers from $ The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana Shozo Sato. out of 5 stars Hardcover. Reviews: 9.   This emphasis on the brevity of life is one of the fundamental differences between ikebana and Western arrangements, but another is the particular recessiveness of the flower .