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The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement

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This beautiful and informative book was the first glimpse most Westerners ever had of the Japanese art of ikebana.

Its author, Josiah Conder, was a British architect invited to Japan at the end of the nineteenth century to help create Japan's first Western-style buildings. Conder remained there for the rest of his life, and his love of the country and its culture inspired h
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Hardcover, 180 pages
Published May 6th 2004 by Kodansha
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Nadia
Feb 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
To my knowledge the first book written on ikebana the art of Japanese flower arranging. Josiah Condor was a Biritish architect who came to Japan a the beginning of the Meiji area after Japan had been closed to other countries. He gave a lecture at the Asiatic Society on ikebana and after that wrote this book.
He studied the Enshu school of ikebana and there are excellent explanations and examples of flower combinations, their meanings in Japanese culture.
A must reference book for anyone serious
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Annette Abbott
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Regardless of which school you are with, this book is a must-have for anyone who studies ikebana. Written over 100 years ago, it is the best book I've seen on flower combinations - which plants/flowers to use in each season. It also has extensive information on placement within a room and which to use for various functions and holidays. The back of the book has many illustrations representing a variety of containers and materials.
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