Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

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Tuttle Publishing, May 21, 2013 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences—which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design—come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.

This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. 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 techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.
 

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Sculptor and ikebana instructor Kubo combines traditional Japanese aesthetics with Western-style floral design to create simple, pleasing arrangements for the home. In this illustrated guide, she ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Ikebana Basics
Design Principles
Inspiration

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