This is a classic guide to 'Ikebana', the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. It explores the different elements and styles of Ikebana, offering useful tips and detailed descriptions. With photographs and illustrations, it is perfect or beginners and not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the subject. Contents include: "The Spirit of Flower Arrangement", "Development of Arrangement Style and Their History", "Formation of 'Rikka' Style", "Development of 'Shoka' Style Arrangements and their Varieties", "Development of 'Nageire' and 'Moribana' and their Aesthetic Elements", "Practical Techniques of Ikeban", "Variations of 'Shoka', etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.