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Ikebana Unbound Amanda Luu

Ikebana Unbound By Amanda Luu

Ikebana Unbound by Amanda Luu

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

Ikebana Unbound Summary

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

Named a Best Interior Design Book of 2020 by Food52 "A modern take on a centuries-old art thats 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 Mondines hands, this centuries-old practice feels undeniably freshand readers are given the gift of learning to create unique, meaningful, and authentic arrangements.

Ikebana Unbound Reviews

"San Francisco florists Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba give the traditional Japanese art form a California spin. Their arrangements, featuring easy-to-find blooms like tulips, are designed to be riffed on at home." --Martha Stewart Living "A crash course in the ancient tradition's major philosophies, as viewed through a modern lens. . . [It invites] readers--including forward-thinking brides-to-be--to cultivate their own sense of self-expression." --C: California Style Magazine "More than a list of must-have items, each named arrangement project presents a specific mood and feeling, accompanied by elegant color photographs and, often, step-by-step instructions. Arrangement containers are themselves worthy of a museum installation. . . . A modern take on a centuries-old art that's breathtakingly simple." --Booklist, starred review

About Amanda Luu

Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba are the team behind Studio Mondine, a floral design studio based in San Francisco, California, which seeks to balance the simplicity of Japanese ikebana with the abundance of Western-style flower-arranging. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Architectural Digest, and they have created arrangements for Everlane, Google, Parachute Home, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more.

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Ikebana Unbound: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging by Amanda Luu
Used - Very Good
Workman Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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