The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai

The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai

by Vincent T. Covello, Yuji Yoshimura
     
 

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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.

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

Overview

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.

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.

Sections include:

  • Historical Background
  • Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities
  • Classification of Suiseki
  • Displaying a Stone
  • Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts
  • Collecting Suiseki
  • How to Make a Carved Wooden Base
  • Suiseki Classification Systems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462902576
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Vincent T. Covello 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 States

Yuji Yoshimura 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.

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