The Art of Arranging Flowers, Shozo Sato

Harry N. Abrams, 1965. Hardcover. 366 pages. 31 x 24 cm. Text in English. Used. VG+.  A beautiful and complete guide to the ancient Japanese art of ikebana, also known as kado or "the way of flowers." We love this gorgeous book! Sato, a master ikebana artist, teaches readers the fundamentals of this art form, from the proper techniques for cutting and arranging flowers to the importance of creating harmony and balance in each arrangement. Along the way, he shares his insights into the spiritual and cultural significance of ikebana, showing readers how this practice can bring a sense of tranquility and mindfulness to their lives. Techniques, types of containers, arranging styles, composition... and most importantly, the most beautiful and precious images in the world. For anyone interested in the beauty and grace of Japanese culture <3