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andlt;bandgt;With hundreds of color photographs and illustrations, this Chinese gardening book is a wonderful introduction to andlt;iandgt;penjingandlt;/iandgt;and#8212;China's treasured bonsai art.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Although most people thing bonsai is a Japanese invention, the art originated in ancient China where it is called andlt;iandgt;penjingandlt;/iandgt;. The two Chinese characters for penjing ("pot" and "landscape") capture the essence of this art: sculpting microcosms of the beauty of the natural world from plants, rocks, soil, and water, both as an artistic process and as horticultural cultivation.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Both penjing and bonsai are art forms that express the beauty of nature. In China, bonsai, as a part of penjing, is often called "tree penjing," or "tree in a pot." The Chinese divide penjing into three categories: tree penjing, rock penjing, and water-and-land penjing.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This Chinese gardening book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects for the benefit of penjing aficionados and all other readers interested in Chinese culture. It covers the concept, history, categories, aesthetic features, techniques, display, appreciation, and preservation of penjing. It is a feast for the eyes while providing a wealth of information for the academically inclined as well as the practically minded. There are more than 300 lavish illustrations grouped into three different categories of penjing. The reader will not only be awed by the beautiful compositions of penjing, but will also learn about the Chinese approach to nature and to life.

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The bonsai tree has become a near-ubiquitous aspect of Japanese art. Less recognized, penjing is a traditional Chinese art which encompasses bonsai and expands upon it. This lovely book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects and covers all three categories, tree penjing, rock penjing, and water-and-land penjing. A feast for the eyes, Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsai provides a wealth of information for the academically inclined as well as the practically minded.

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The bonsai tree has become a near-ubiquitous aspect of Japanese art. Less recognized, penjing is a traditional Chinese art which encompasses bonsai and expands upon it. This lovely book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects and covers all three categories, tree penjing, rock penjing, and water-and-land penjing. A feast for the eyes, andlt;Iandgt;Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsaiandlt;/Iandgt; provides a wealth of information for the academically inclined as well as the practically minded.

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andlt;bandgt;Zhao Qingquanandlt;/Bandgt; is a master of the Chinese art of penjing, a Senior Landscape Engineer, an International Bonsai Instructor at Bonsai Clubs International, and an International Consultant for the World Bonsai Friendship Federation. He is currently on the staff of the Penjing Museum of the Slender West Lake Garden.

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johnanthonyw, November 21, 2011 (view all comments by johnanthonyw)
i know this book will be good because worlds of wonderment is a brillant book on penjing.mr.zhao grew up in china with his father and grand father doing penjing, hes a true artist.he has inspired me to do different things in penjing design.this book will be great -trust me .anthony watkins penjing artist.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781602200098
Author:
Qingquan, Zhao
Publisher:
Shanghai Book Traders
Author:
Xuenian, Han
Author:
Le, Huang
Author:
Kempinski, Rob
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Subject:
Gardening-Container and Small Space Gardens
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Penjing; Bonsai; Chinese bonsai; tree penjing; rock penjing; traditional Chinese bonsai gardening
Subject:
Penjing ; Bonsai ; Chinese bonsai
Subject:
traditional Chinese bonsai gardening
Subject:
Penjing; Bonsai; chinese bonsai; bonsai art; bonsai trees; chinese culture; chinese gardening
Subject:
traditional Chinese bonsai gardening; japanese bonsai; chinese gardening; chinese art
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
340 color photographs; 20 classic Chines
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.25 x 9.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , The bonsai tree has become a near-ubiquitous aspect of Japanese art. Less recognized, penjing is a traditional Chinese art which encompasses bonsai and expands upon it. This lovely book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects and covers all three categories, tree penjing, rock penjing, and water-and-land penjing. A feast for the eyes, Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsai provides a wealth of information for the academically inclined as well as the practically minded.
"Synopsis" by , The bonsai tree has become a near-ubiquitous aspect of Japanese art. Less recognized, penjing is a traditional Chinese art which encompasses bonsai and expands upon it. This lovely book showcases the Chinese art of penjing in all its aspects and covers all three categories, tree penjing, rock penjing, and water-and-land penjing. A feast for the eyes, andlt;Iandgt;Penjing: The Chinese Art of Bonsaiandlt;/Iandgt; provides a wealth of information for the academically inclined as well as the practically minded.
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