Bonsai Master Class

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Gardening - 256 pages
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Join the contemporary artists around the world who are refining and developing the ancient art of bonsai. Find out about state-of-the-art tools invented by Ken Moore. See how Rob Clausen uses latex and fiberglass to create dramatic groupings of trees on a rock base. Explore the breakthrough methods of Singapore’s bonsai masters, with inspiring examples of the results. Covering both basic and advanced techniques and illustrated with step-by-step photographs taken over months, Bonsai Master Class is designed to guide the reader on an artistic journey. It provides expert tips throughout on buying bonsai, seasonal care, horticultural requirements for different climates, and distinctive ways to display the results.
 

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Excellent book which looks at more interesting areas of Asian Arts that include some wonderful Bobsai and Penjing Artists,
The writer is an internationally respected authority on SUISEKI, Chinese Scholars Stones, bonsai pots and bonsai techniques in this world wide popular hobby.

Contents

Foreword
6
Evolving into a bonsai
47
Bonsai styles and collections
85
Design workshops
115
Asian bonsai and penjing
205
Bonsai and penjing display
219
Rocks and miniature landscapes
229
Associated arts
242
Index
252
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About the author (2006)

Craig Coussins started growing Bonsai in 1973. He has studied with John Yoshio Naka, the world famous Japanese-American Bonsai teacher, as well as the English Bonsai teacher Peter Adams. Craig was instrumental in the creation of the British Bonsai Societies. He has taught in California, Texas, Florida, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and Belgium.

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