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The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and Its Use with Bonsai (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)

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andlt;iandgt;The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciationandlt;/iandgt; is an exploration into the art of suisekiand#8212;small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Written by two leading experts in the field, this concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice that is a window into traditional Japanese culture. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification in this Japanese art form and explaining how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki alongside a bonsai tree, the most popular and rewarding complement to peaceful suiseki miniature landscapes. Sections include:andlt;BRandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Historical Backgroundandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualitiesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Classification of Suisekiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Displaying a Stoneandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Artsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Collecting Suisekiandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;How to Make a Carved Wooden Baseandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Suiseki Classification Systemsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Glossary and Indexandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

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Offers aesthetic guidance and practical advice for the delicate art of miniature landscape creation.

Synopsis:

Discover the challenge and exhilaration of discovering a priceless suiseki that will be treasured for generations

Synopsis:

Written by two leading experts in the field, The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility. This concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification and showing how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki with bonsai, the most popular and rewarding complement to a peaceful suiseki landscape.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Vincent T. Covelloandlt;/bandgt; has studied the art of suiseki for over twelve years and has lectured extensively on the topic. He is considered by many to be the foremost authority on suiseki in the United Statesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Yuji Yoshimuraandlt;/bandgt; is one of the world's leading experts on bonsai, Japanese horticulture and miniature landscapes. He has lectured throughout the world and has published numerous books and articles on bonsai in both Japanese and English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310137
Author:
Covello, Vincent T.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Foreword by:
Arntzen, Sonja
Foreword:
Arntzen, Sonja
Author:
Yoshimura, Yuji
Author:
Arntzen, Sonja
Subject:
Bonsai
Subject:
Suiseki
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Folkcrafts
Subject:
Gardening-Asian Gardens
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Japanese stones; suiseki; Stone appreciation; suiseki display; Japanese garden stones; suiseki garden stones
Subject:
Japan; bonsai tree; Japanese culture; miniature landscapes; suiseki; Japanese art; Japanese stones
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
69 full-color plates; 81 bandw photos; 1
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Offers aesthetic guidance and practical advice for the delicate art of miniature landscape creation.
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Discover the challenge and exhilaration of discovering a priceless suiseki that will be treasured for generations
"Synopsis" by , Written by two leading experts in the field, The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility. This concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification and showing how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki with bonsai, the most popular and rewarding complement to a peaceful suiseki landscape.
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