Periodically, I shelve them by discipline or topic, but then I delve into a topic and they are no longer on the shelf. That’s what I found when I decided to do this blog post on Ikebana books. I’ve located some that I want to share with you, the Ikebanafuzion readers.
Twenty-five years of ikebana study result in numerous references, books, notebooks, drawings and pictures. Here is a sampling the books in no particular order, chronological, alphabetical, or even by Ikebana School.
The first two may be my favorites:
This beautiful, classic book has lessons and numerous illustrations. It was condensed and reissued with the same title in a shorter version in 2008, which is less intimidating than the original 366 pages. Even a Kindle version is available today, but when it comes to Ikebana, I prefer the heft of the book in my hands: And this one is certainly heavy. I wonder what the next iteration of this volume will be. The early editions are collector’s items and very expensive. Mine was a gift.
(Book covers from Amazon.com except where noted.)