A Contemporary Approach
to the Traditional Japanese Art ofFlower Arranging
This elegant introduction to the Japanese art of flower arranging features complete instructions for 20 step-by-step arrangements. Inspired by both traditional Japanese style and Western floral design, Keiko's unique arrangements provide beautiful touches that are perfect for the Western home.
Keiko's unique approach to Ikebana combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her diverse influences come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful.
In addition to step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning Ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles, this book also includes an introduction to the history of Ikebana, as well as a guide to the basic rules of Ikebana design and floral techniques.
Growing up in Japan, Keiko Kubo started taking Ikebana classes with her mother as a teenager. Keiko's mother, who always encouraged her art training, told Keiko that if she knew how to arrange flowers she could create her art anywhere in the world -- all she would need were a pair of scissors and her imagination.
Keiko came to the United States to pursue her studies in art after graduating from college and obtaining her teaching license for Ikebana. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in sculpture, and has also studied Western floral art.
117 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with color photographs.