Bonsai: A Patient Art (Hardback)
  • Bonsai: A Patient Art (Hardback)
zoom

Bonsai: A Patient Art (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author)
£34.00
Hardback 166 Pages / Published: 05/03/2013
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
With fresh, elegant photography, this stunning volume presents more than sixty living bonsai masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Each patiently nurtured tree is presented at the peak of its seasonal beauty; each embodies the quiet energy and beauty of the art of bonsai.

In an engaging opening essay, the book introduces the practice and philosophy of bonsai, its spiritual resonance, and its horticultural sophistication. Then alongside each tree's portrait, is a short, thoughtful discussion of the species and style of the tree as well as its individual history and character. Readers will cherish this superbly conceived and designed book while gaining a new appreciation for the living masterpieces that inspired it.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300190908
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 1300 g
Dimensions: 254 x 255 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[In]formation is presented in an appropriate, authentic curated way, fulfilling the promise of bonsai as an art...[the book] will be unique among bonsai publications."-Paul B. Redman, Director, Longwood Gardens
-- Paul B. Redman
"Whether you're a longtime aficionado or have just a passing knowledge or curiosity about bonsai, Bonsai: A Patient Art will provide an extraordinary look at this ancient practice. Published by the Chicago Botanic Garden, home to a world-class bonsai collection, in conjunction with Yale University Press, Bonsai does a beautiful job of not only explaining the basic principles and techniques but of illustrating them."-Chicago Tribune * Chicago Tribune *
"A very inspirational book. . . If you recognize somebody who has been doing bonsai for a long time and wish to encourage them this book would make an important gift."-Biological Sciences Book Reviews * Biological Sciences *
"This book gives us 62 portraits of individual bonsai and they respond well to the treatment, allowing us to admire the balance, the detail and the carefully concealed artifice."-Anna Pavord, The Independent -- Anna Pavord * The Independent *

You may also be interested in...

Gardening Myths and Misconceptions
Added to basket
Organic Gardening
Added to basket
Designing Gardens on Slopes
Added to basket
The Flower Farmer's Year
Added to basket
Letting in the Wild Edges
Added to basket
The Allotment Almanac
Added to basket
Designing with Grasses
Added to basket
101 Uses for Stinging Nettles
Added to basket
Gardeners' World - 101 Ideas for Pots
Added to basket
Dream Plants for the Natural Garden
Added to basket
The Polytunnel Book
Added to basket
Wild Garden
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
RHS Grow Your Own: Crops in Pots
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.