Japanese Flower Arranging
The Universe Contained Within : Displaying Flowers for Beauty, Contemplation and MindfulnessPaperback - 2007
Harumi Nishi is a talented Japanese florist with a highly original approach to flower design. In this book, Harumi takes you on a journey to Satori or enlightenment. An extended introduction explains the origins of Zen Buddhism and shows how the main teachings of Zen can be related to flower arranging. Armed with an understanding of these basic concepts, the contemplation and making of Harumi's intoxicatingly beautiful displays will unlock your creative potential and draw out inner calm. Each of the nine chapters looks at a different approach to flower design and has a specific theme, such as the univers in Mu, flower bouquets in Iki, the unusual or novel in Bassara and displays for meditation in Satori. The aim is to present an array of stunning flower arrangements that are to some degree influenced by Zen principles and beliefs. There are also ideas for flower sculptures in Doh and still-life floral art in Sei, as well as designs based on Esoteric Buddhism in Mandala. Early chapters on Zen gardens and interiors, which are packed with evocative images of gardens and homes in Japan, will show you how Zen has influenced the Japanese approach to garden and interior design. The author has also devised nine specially tiitled, step-by-step projects, including Silver Zone, The Ashes of Happiness and A Garden of Healing.
Publisher: London : Aquamarine, 2007.
Branch Call Number: 745.92252
Characteristics: 160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.