Four Seasons of Bonsai
Here is a season-by-season look at 180 remarkable bonsai presented by the official gardener to the Imperial Household of Japan. Shown in their full glory from the first spring foilage to their somber winter repose, this collection celebrates the individual colors and beauty of each season. 280 full-color photographs.
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Mr. Murata is a bonsai artist of legendary status. He was the chief gardener for the Imperial Bonsai Collection for almost sixty years, and was widely renowned as the leading authority on the art of bonsai. This book is a total delight as it pictorially depicts through bonsai the change of seasons-- the best features of each species is highlighted, therefore, by showing it at the time of year in which it is most beautiful. A vast array of flora can be used in bonsai; this book can easily bring about an epiphany with regard to one's own efforts and attempts at creating something beautiful.
The Living Art of Bonsai: Principles & Techniques of Cultivation & Propagation
Limited preview - 2005