Zen in the Art of Flower Arrangement

Zen in the Art of Flower Arrangement

by Gustie L. Herrigel
     
 

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The Japanese art of flower arrangement, ikebana, is not only a precise technique but a psychological discipline that can set its practitioners on the path to spiritual enlightenment. From this simple, beautifully illustrated book, the reader can learn how to practice ikebana, discover a new appreciation of flowers and their significance in nature, and learn about the

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The Japanese art of flower arrangement, ikebana, is not only a precise technique but a psychological discipline that can set its practitioners on the path to spiritual enlightenment. From this simple, beautifully illustrated book, the reader can learn how to practice ikebana, discover a new appreciation of flowers and their significance in nature, and learn about the symbolism that transforms the deed of arranging flowers into an act of worship. This book was written as a companion to Zen and the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel, the author's husband. It is another celebration of Zen philosophy, a lucid and artistic description of the methods by which Zen can be taught, and a memoir of a Japanese way of life long since swept away by Western influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140190755
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1989
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Gustie L. Herrigel lived in Japan in the 1920s with her husband, Eugen Herrigel, who is regarded as the most acclaimed Western expert on Zen of his generation. D. T. Suzuki was a professor of Buddhist philosophy and is the author of numerous books, including Essays in Zen Buddhism and An Introduction to Zen Buddhism.

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