THE ART OF PLANT AND DRIFTWOOD ARRANGEMENTS by Tatsuo Ishimoto

THE ART OF PLANT AND DRIFTWOOD ARRANGEMENTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Oriental gift for handling plant materials and weathered wood, cut greens and stone is reflected here even in the text, which alone is available at this moment. Much of this text is dependent on the 150 photographs to which it gives expansion, but despite this handicap, one learns a good deal of basic principles of design (scale, balance, color, rhythm, harmony). One learns too of the importance of linking the spot where the arrangement is to go, the container to be used, with the materials available. Of indoor plants, there are some twenty suggested, with description of appearance and habit of growth. Driftwood becomes a part of a whole, not an end in itself (too often the case). Pointers on how to choose materials to be used, the details to be noted, the importance of developing freedom in arrangement, and care of the finished work, all add up to what is a practical addition to the subject of flower arrangements.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1954
Publisher: Crown