The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation
Suiseki and its Use with Bonsai
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Written by two leading experts in the field of Japanese gardening and art, this concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice that is a window into traditional Japanese culture. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification in this Japanese art form and explaining how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki alongside a bonsai tree, the most popular and rewarding complement to peaceful suiseki miniature landscape gardens.
- Historical Background
- Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities
- Classification of Suiseki
- Displaying a Stone
- Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts
- Collecting Suiseki
- How to Make a Carved Wooden Base
- Suiseki Classification Systems
- Tuttle Publishing, December 2011
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