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Book cover of Exploring Ikebana, featuring a gray vase containing a floral arrangement of pink and white flowers branches of dark berries. Published by Stichting.

Exploring Ikebana

By (author) Ilse Beunen


  • The ancient art of Ikebana is still relatively unknown to many. This book aims to change this and offers a brief introduction and fantastic try-it-yourself examples
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The word Ikebana rings a bell for most, but not many people can define it or grasp its essence. Exploring Ikebana seeks to change this. This book is a comprehensive introduction into the art and wants to unveil some of the secrecy and philosophical ideas projected into this ancient Japanese style of flower design. A no-nonsense but nonetheless respectful approach to the art, that will demonstrate that Ikebana arrangements are achievable for all. After a thorough introductory chapter on materials, the different schools, techniques, dos and don’ts, tools, colors, schemes and (viewing) angles; this books presents arrangements in traditional and modern styles, made with natural and contemporary materials. Every arrangement is richly illustrated with detailed step-by-step photographs of the creative process, making it easy for even the novice to follow and to come to a correct and enjoyable result. And in the end, enjoying the fleeting beauty of flowers to the fullest is what Ikebana is all about.

21st Oct 2015
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
8.46 in x 11.02 in
112 Pages
580 color, b&w
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