Ikebana Unbound: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Amanda Luu, Ivanka Matsuba

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Artisan

Published: 15-09-2020


A modern guide to ikebana flower arranging, exploring the key themes of ikebana philosophy through 32 stunning arrangements.

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SKU: 9781579659134



“A modern take on a centuries-old art that’s breathtakingly simple.” –Booklist, starred review At its heart, the Japanese art of ikebana is about celebrating an intimate connection with nature. To practice ikebana is to find inspiration in the seasons, favor unassuming blooms and branches, seek balance and simplicity, and remain fully present in the moment. It is a beautiful, pure antidote to our age of distraction and excess. Honoring the lineage of ikebana while making the art their own, Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba of Studio Mondine show us new ways to tell stories with flowers. They offer step-by-step instructions for dozens of stunning, seasonal arrangements, while in the process introducing readers to the themes and stylistic signatures of the art. In Studio Mondine’s hands, this centuries-old practice feels undeniably fresh–and readers are given the gift of learning to create unique, meaningful, and authentic arrangements.

Additional information

Dimensions 203 × 235 mm
Page Count 176