The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana. Inscribed by Shozo Sato. First Edition, First Printing. Harry N. Abrams. New York, 1965.

$110.00

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, follows a tradition over 1,000 years old. In Western culture, floral arrangements are of course appreciated, but as the author of this authoritative volume notes, the Japanese tradition “is at once more subtle, more sensitive, and more sophisticated” (11). Indeed, Ikebana is an artform with styles, movements, and histories akin to any of the Western traditions of art, making it a subject of study that could occupy a lifetime. In The Art of Arranging Flowers, renowned artist Shozo Sato provides a thorough history of Ikebana through the centuries. Alongside the text are dozens of photographic images and full-color plates tipped in. No work captures the art of Ikebana so well. This copy is also inscribed by Shozo Sato who is a leading artist and expert of Japanese artforms.

Inscription reads: ‘To Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Siess / With gratitude and best wishes / 佐藤省三” on front endpaper. This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original green cloth boards, near fine with only rubbing to spine edges. Text block very good with all tipped-in color plates present. Only minor dampstaining and rubbing to edges, and one folio quire sympathetically taped in index section. In the original clear plastic dust jacket, near fine with only some fading.

A beautiful first edition, first printing of this authoritative text on Ikebana. Inscribed by the author.

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The Art of Arranging Flowers: A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana. Inscribed by Shozo Sato. First Edition, First Printing. Harry N. Abrams. New York, 1965.

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Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 5 in