Written by Takashi Sawano
Published by Ward Lock and Co in 1981.
First Edition 🌈
A lovely 1981 first edition book on the Japanese art of flower arrangement, a tradition that dates back to the Heian period. In contrast to the western habits of casually placing flowers in a vase, ikebana aims to bring out the inner, emotional qualities of flowers. Not unlike sculpture, consideration of colour, line, form, and function guides construction.