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USA Best Selling Books on Ikebana from Amazon USA

The Flower Recipe Book
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Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 photos, more than 40 step-by-step instructions, and useful tips throughout.

The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe"; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. Readers will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know.

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco-based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in publications such as Sunset, Food & Wine, and Veranda and in the blog Design*Sponge.

List Price: $24.95
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By: Artisan.   2013-04-02

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials
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Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.
List Price: $25.00
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By: Ten Speed Press.   2016-03-01

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers
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The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging, is more than simply putting flowers in a container. Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. Written by renowned Ikebana expert Shozo Sato, Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers is a classic Ikebana text updated for modern readers.

Ikebana history and styles

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers presents a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana to present day, and introduces classic Ikebana styles such as Rikka, Seika and Moribana to Freestyle.

Japanese flower arranging instructions

The tools of Ikebana and basic Ikebana flower-arranging techniques are clearly explained. Simple but detailed instructions guide Ikebana enthusiasts through the process of making dozens of stunning floral arrangements.
List Price: $29.95
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2013-02-12

The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana
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Printed and bound in Japan. Green silk cloth.
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By: Harry N. Abrams.   1965-01-01

Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
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Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences—which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design—come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.

This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2012-10-10

Origami Bonsai Kit: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures [Origami Kit with Book, DVD, 48 Papers]
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Make beautiful origami flowers then arrange them into stunning origami bonsai sculptures with this easy origami kit.

By merging two iconic Japanese art forms—origami and bonsai—origami artist Benjamin Coleman sparked an exciting evolution in paper folding, and made a name for himself in both the origami world and on the Etsy landscape. Now, Origami Bonsai Kit makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create Coleman's unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches.

Coleman uses the innovative origami "glow-fold" method and utilizes color to identify exactly which part of the model to fold in any given step making it easy for beginning origami folders to create exquisite bonsai paper art. In addition to sharing his revolutionary paper crafting techniques, Coleman also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones—and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture.

This easy origami kit contains:
  • Full-color 64-page instruction book
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Introduction to paper folding techniques
  • 8 different mix-and-match flower forms
  • 4 different types of leaves
  • Origami folding paper for 400 flowers and leaves
  • A 3 hour instructional DVD
Folding paper flowers is a great way for beginners to learn origami while still making an impressive finished bonsai sculpture. Even experienced folders will find new and original designs to add to their origami repertoires!

Origami flower projects include:
  • The Ficus Leaf
  • The Berlin Poplar Leaf
  • The Black Eyed Susan
  • The Foxglove
  • The Buttercup
  • And many more…
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2013-09-10

Exploring Ikebana
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The word Ikebana rings a bell for most, but not many people can define it or grasp its essence. Exploring Ikebana seeks to change this. This book is a comprehensive introduction into the art and wants to unveil some of the secrecy and philosophical ideas projected into this ancient Japanese style of flower design. A no-nonsense but nonetheless respectful approach to the art, that will demonstrate that Ikebana arrangements are achievable for all. After a a thorough introductory chapter on materials, the different schools, techniques, dos and don'ts, tools, colors, schemes and (viewing) angles; this books hands arrangements in traditional and modern styles, made with natural and contemporary materials. Every arrangement is richly illustrated with detailed step-by-step photographs of the creative process, making it easy for even the novice to follow and to come to a correct and enjoyable result. And in the end, enjoying the fleeting beauty of flowers to the fullest is what Ikebana is all about.
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By: Stichting Kunstboak (Acc).   2015-10-22

Japanese Ikebana for Every Season: .
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The true meaning of Ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant arrangements featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions—Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary—or any event that calls for a flower bouquet.

The key to good Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few very simple principles—like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes—and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create these lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes.

Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around—and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts.

No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget—the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2014-02-04

Origami Ikebana: Create Lifelike Paper Flower Arrangements [Origami Book and Instructional DVD]
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Make realistic and decorative paper flower arrangements with this stunning origami book.

The Japanese art of flower arranging is an age-old practice that honors nature and creates beauty through harmony and balance. This brand new book, Origami Ikebana, shows you how to create unique ikebana-inspired paper flower arrangements any time of the year.

Since discovering ikebana some years ago, origami artist and author Benjamin Coleman has worked on developing techniques that enable him to create ikebana-style floral arrangements with simple folded paper. In this book, Coleman combines the principles and techniques of ikebana, origami and makigami (paper rolling) to create beautiful and lifelike paper flower arrangements. You'll learn how to construct stems from paper-mache-like makigami rolls and cap them with exquisite folded paper flowers and leaves, as well as how to display the arrangements on stone-like bases made of paper.

Topics covered in this ground-breaking origami book include:
  • Basic origami flower folding and assembly techniques
  • Painting the leaves and flowers to enhance realism
  • Using incremental leaf sizes for a greater sense of depth
  • Making stems using makigami paper rolling techniques
  • Creating "stone" bases for your arrangement from origami paper
Dozens of different origami flower arrangements are described in this book and the enclosed DVD contains detailed step-by-step video lessons showing you how to create each model. Don't spend a fortune on real flowers and plants that will wilt in a week—make your own beautiful paper floral arrangements that will last forever!

This origami book contains:
  • 128 page, full-color book
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and photographs
  • Origami flower folding and arranging techniques and tips
  • 8 different leaf types
  • 30 flower types
  • Instructional DVD
List Price: $19.95
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2014-09-23

Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures From Paper [Origami Book & Instructional DVD]
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Fold beautiful origami flowers then arrange them into stunning bonsai sculptures with this wonderful origami book.

Origami Bonsai makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches.

This easy origami book contains:
  • Multi-color photos and drawings
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Explanations of dozens of folding techniques
  • A 3 hour instructional DVD
It also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones—and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture. To help in the creation process the book contains detailed instructions and numerous photographs of both works in process and completed origami bonsai pieces that are sure to have you crating your own decorative origami art in no time.

Origami flower projects include:
  • The Ficus Leaf
  • The Berlin Poplar Leaf
  • The Black Eyed Susan
  • The Foxglove
  • The Buttercup
  • And many more…
List Price: $16.95
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By: Tuttle Publishing.   2016-09-06


 

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