Description - Ikebana by Shozo Sato
Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers presents the first comprehensive introduction to the timeless art of Japanese flower arrangement. The book begins with a fascinating overview of the history of Ikebana from the earliest times up to the present day; introducing each of the classic Ikebana styles - Rikka, Seika, Moribana, and Freestyle - as well as the innovative contemporary forms of Ikebana that are now increasingly popular.
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Author Biography - Shozo Sato
Shozo Sato is a master of Zen arts, including Ikebana, Japanese Tea Ceremony and Sumi-e (black ink painting). He conducts workshops on Ikebana and Sumi-e throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe and is the author of numerous books including Tea Ceremony, Ikebana and The Art of Sumi-e. He was the founding director of Japan House at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus and continues to teach Japanese arts. In 1944, upon the death of his father, the Second Generation Grandmaster, Kasen Yoshimura became the Third Grandmaster of the Ryusei School of Ikebana. Since that time, he has been very active in the dissemination of Ikebana both nationally and internationally. He has demonstrated Ikebana for both the Queen of England and Princess Diana during different visits made to Japan. Currently he is president of both the Japan Ikebana Art Association and the All Japan Ikebana Arts Association. He has authored many publications in Ikebana from classic to contemporary.