Classic Bonsai Of Japan

Author: John Bester
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770029926
Size: 20,96 MB
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This title introduces a collection of the finest bonsai pieces to be found in Japan today. Over 180 plates of priceless specimens with informative commentary provide a definitive tour of the bonsai world. The notes for each piece offer insights into the balance, style, harmony and aesthetic as well as history of the bonsai. The Nippon Bonsai Association, Japan's pre-eminent voice of the bonsai tradition, introduces a collection of the finest bonsai pieces to be found in Japan today - some of them presented to a Western audience for the first time. Over 130 full-colour and 71

Japan And The Culture Of The Four Seasons

Author: Haruo Shirane
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231152817
Size: 16,83 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this imagery. Shirane discusses textual, cultivated, material, performative, and gastronomic representations of nature. He reveals how this kind of 'secondary nature,' which flourished in Japan's urban environment, fostered and idealized a sense of harmony with the natural world just at the moment when it began to recede from view. Illuminating the deeper meaning behind Japanese aesthetics and artifacts, Shirane also clarifies the use of natural and seasonal topics as well as the changes in their cultural associations and functions across history, genre, and community over more than a millennium. In this book, the four seasons are revealed to be as much a cultural construction as a reflection of the physical world."--Back cover.

The Bonsai Workshop

Author: Herb L. Gustafson
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806905570
Size: 10,83 MB
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Herb Gustafson is one of the world's leading authorities on bonsai growing. In Bonsai Workshop, he provides a step-by-step guide to dwarfing a tree, extensively illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings.

The Art Of Bonsai

Author: Yuji Yoshimura
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804820912
Size: 15,19 MB
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Offers detailed instructions illustrated with a treasury of photographs and helpful diagrams.

Library Journal

Size: 20,45 MB
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Buyer S Guide

Author: William White
Size: 12,59 MB
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Asian Americans Information Directory

Author: Karen Backus
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
Size: 17,65 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides listings for groups associated with 19 Asian nationalities and ethnic groups in the U.S.