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Ikebana — Spirit and Technique - Shusui Komoda; Horst Pointner

Blandford Press, 1985, Paperback ..
Condition: Good+. Heavily faded at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.

Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging which has become so popular in the west over the last twenty years. Unlike western flower arranging, which relies upon visual impact for decorative purposes, Ikebana is an artistic statement of oriental philosophy which links the three concepts of spiritual truth, material substance and human creativity. This is a comprehensive self-contained course for the western student. It contains practical lessons, technical advice and nearly 500 explanatory photographs and line drawings. There are also 32 pages of beautiful colour plates illustrating the wide variety of arrangements expressing different themes and using different materials. The authors have paid particular attention to the philosophy behind the art form — the ‘spirit’ which makes Ikebana so much more than simply decorative arrangements in beautiful vases. This book is the perfect guide for any student of the craft, or indeed for anyone interested in widening their knowledge of flower arranging.”
Size: 8" x 8"
Number of Pages: 184
ISBN: 071371980X

£9.90 (Now Sold)