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Modern Ikebana

A New Wave in Floral Design

ISBN: 9789493039278 (HB - E)

If you think of flower arranging as an occupation for florists in pursuit of the perfect dome, think again. Because there is a generation of radical new artists who are reinventing what it means to arrange flowers, many of them inspired by the Japanese art of ikebana. Since its origins in the 6th century, ikebana has been as much a philosophy as an art, with its roots in Zen Buddism and a reverence for nature. Over hundreds of years it has developed a complex set of unwritten rules, that take a lifetime to master. But in recent years the distinctive look of ikebana - with its love of the asymmetric shapes to be found in nature and its willingness to embrace simple, natural materials - has found a new audience and opened the eyes of a generation of artists to a new way of working with flowers.

This book showcases a selection of this new wave of floral artists, from Tokyo to New York. The authors Victoria Gaiger and Tom Loxley - the editors of the award-winning rakesprogress, the UK's leading independent magazine about the art of gardens, plants and flowers - have talked to 25 of the most exciting young florists working today about their art and inspiration. It includes an introduction to the history and evolution of Japanese floral art and beautiful images of the artists' studios and their floral creations. Ikebana, heeft u er al van gehoord? De Japanse kunst van het bloemschikken ontstond in de zesde eeuw en vindt haar oorsprong in de bloemenoffers in boeddhistische tempels. Doorheen de geschiedenis heeft ikebana zich vertakt tot verschillende varianten, elk met een lange lijst regels waarvoor een leven lang amper voldoende is om ze onder de knie te krijgen. Vandaag zien we - zowel in Japan als in het Westen - een nieuwe generatie die in alle vrijheid naar de Japanse kunst kijkt. Verleid door de filosofie, het lijnenspel en het ritme, gebruikt ze de complexe traditie als inspiratiebron voor originele en soms bonte creaties. Auteurs Victoria Gaiger en Tom Loxley van het gelauwerde Londense tijdschrift rakesprogress spraken met 25 kunstenaars en designers over hun werk met bloemen, van Tokio tot New York. Het boek bevat een boeiende inleiding over de oorsprong en evolutie van ikebana en een geïllustreerde botanische woordenlijst met prachtige tekeningen. Het ideale geschenk voor al wie van bloemen houdt.


Victoria Gaiger and Tom Loxley are the founders and editors of the award-winning magazine rakesprogress, the UK's leading independent magazine about the art of gardens, plants and flowers.

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