Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

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Tuttle Publishing, Mar 15, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 117 pages
Keiko's Ikebana offers an introduction to this international art form that is both practical and contemporary. Keiko's unique approach combines traditional techniques with modern tastes, incorporating influences ranging from sculpture to today's Western styles. The result is a one-of-a-kind look that is authentic, easy to create and attractive.

The book includes easy-to-follow instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements to help readers bring this traditional Japanese art into their own homes. Readers will also be introduced to the history of ikebana, including its evolution from ancient times into the world of modern design, the basic 'rules' of ikebana design and suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies.

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Keiko's ikebana: a contemporary approach to the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging

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Sculptor and ikebana instructor Kubo combines traditional Japanese aesthetics with Western-style floral design to create simple, pleasing arrangements for the home. In this illustrated guide, she ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Keiko Kubo has studied ikebana for many years and is certified to teach ikebana in Japan. She is a careful observer of nature and incorporates and highlights natural beauty in her simple, stylish arrangements. Currently she lives in Chicago, IL.

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