Keshiki Bonsai
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Keshiki Bonsai : The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes

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A practical guide for students and indoor plant enthusiasts The only book in English available on the topic 536 full-colour photos bring the projects to lifeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 178 x 240 x 16mm | 539.77g
  • Timber Press
  • Portland, OR, United States
  • English
  • English ed.
  • 536 colour photographs
  • 1604693592
  • 9781604693591
  • 123,268

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"I must admit that after reading [Kobayashi's] book I'm ready to try my hand at one of the garden arts I had considered beyond my ability. . . . One gets a nice feel for his enchanting personal landscape, a sort of bonsai gestalt that may inspire many more trees to be grown in Brooklyn." --New York Times Book Review"These miniature gems. . . are tiny enough to fit anywhere yet bold enough to make a dynamic impact." --Booklist"Contains easy-to-follow, step-by-instructions to create counter-intuitive (and simplified) bonsai landscapes." --Gardenista I must admit that after reading [Kobayashi s] book I m ready to try my hand at one of the garden arts I had considered beyond my ability. . . . One gets a nice feel for his enchanting personal landscape, a sort of bonsai gestalt that may inspire many more trees to be grown in Brooklyn. New York Times Book Review These miniature gems. . . are tiny enough to fit anywhere yet bold enough to make a dynamic impact. Booklist Contains easy-to-follow, step-by-instructions to create counter-intuitive (and simplified) bonsai landscapes. Gardenista" I must admit that after reading [Kobayashi s] book I m ready to try my hand at one of the garden arts I had considered beyond my ability One gets a nice feel for his enchanting personal landscape, a sort of bonsai gestalt that may inspire many more trees to be grown in Brooklyn. "New York Times Book Review" These miniature gems are tiny enough to fit anywhere yet bold enough to make a dynamic impact. "Booklist" Contains easy-to-follow, step-by-instructions to create counter-intuitive (and simplified) bonsai landscapes. "Gardenista"" "Contains easy-to-follow, step-by-instructions to create counter-intuitive (and simplified) bonsai landscapes. "show more

Back cover copy

"Keshiki" means landscape, and keshiki bonsai is the easy art of creating a miniature landscape in a small container. In this book you'll find: 37 easy, step-by-step projectsthe tools and materials you'll need to get startedhow to select containers and plantstips on how to capture the essence of natural landscapeshow to care for your keshiki bonsaiIf you love the look of traditional bonsai but don't want to deal with its complicated rules and demands, then Keshiki Bonsai is for you. Nurture your own piece of nature!show more

About Kenji Kobayashi

Kenji Kobayashi has studied engineering and landscape design in his native Japan. He runs a shop, 'Sinajina', in Tokyo, where he creates and sells modern bonsai. He also teaches, writes and appears on television.show more

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