The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation : Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai
Written by two leading experts in the field of Japanese gardening and art, 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 landscape gardens.
Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities
Classification of Suiseki
Displaying a Stone
Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts
How to Make a Carved Wooden Base
Suiseki Classification Systems
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 130 x 203 x 10.16mm | 199g
- 10 Oct 2009
- Tuttle Publishing
- Boston, United States
- Original ed.
- 69 full-color plates; 81 b&w photos; 15 line drawings; 1 map
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About Vincent T. Covello
Yuji Yoshimura is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on bonsai, Japanese horticulture, and miniature landscapes. A graduate of Tokyo Horticultural School, he has lectured throughout the world and has published numerous books and articles on bonsai in both Japanese and English. He is the co-author of the first authoritative book on bonsai in the English language, The Japanese art of Miniature Trees and Landscapes.
Sonja Arntzen has taught at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. Recently retired, she is working on a new translation of the Sarashina nikki and a history of Japanese women's writing, as well as doing a lot of gardening. She is the author of Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology (Tokyo University Press, 1986) and The Kagero Diary (University of Michigan, 1997).