Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai

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Tuttle Publishing, 20 dec. 2011 - 160 pagina's
The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility.

Written by two leading experts in the field of Japanese gardening and art, this concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice that is a window into traditional Japanese culture. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification in this Japanese art form and explaining how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki alongside a bonsai tree, the most popular and rewarding complement to peaceful suiseki miniature landscape gardens.

Sections include:
  • Historical Background
  • Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities
  • Classification of Suiseki
  • Displaying a Stone
  • Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts
  • Collecting Suiseki
  • How to Make a Carved Wooden Base
  • Suiseki Classification Systems
 

Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven

Great for Bonsai buffs & any interested in Suiseki

Gebruikersrecensie  - fse76 - Borders

Well written. Full of information about history & current use of "viewing stones". Has lots of photos of "famous" stones-ancient & modern and the landscapes they depict. Tips on using them in bonsai displays or in Asian inspire decor. Volledige review lezen

What a book!

Gebruikersrecensie  - The Lavals - Overstock.com

I ordered this book for my bonsailoving husband and he has ordered 2 more for his brother and a friend. Great book! Volledige review lezen

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
8
INTRODUCTION
18
Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities
28
Classification of Suiseki
35
Displaying the Stone
68
Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts
86
Collecting Suiseki
132

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Over de auteur (2011)

Vincent T. Covello has studied the art of suiseki for over twelve years and has lectured extensively on the topic. He is considered by many to be the foremost authority on suiseki in the United States

Yuji Yoshimura is one of the world's leading experts on bonsai, Japanese horticulture and miniature landscapes. He has lectured throughout the world and has published numerous books and articles on bonsai in both Japanese and English.

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