Kokedama Manual: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners To Start Growing And Caring For Kokedama (Paperback)

Kokedama Manual: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners To Start Growing And Caring For Kokedama By Brittany Patrick Cover Image
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Kokedama, or "moss ball" (koke = moss, dama = ball), is a type of bonsai that has been practiced for centuries. It originated when members of Japan's lower socioeconomic classes sought out ways to incorporate bonsai's aesthetics into their daily lives without breaking the bank. Kokedama, or "poor man's bonsai," are a wider category of low-maintenance plant and display options.
The Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, which celebrates the world's inherent imperfection, can be seen in the practice of kokedama. Wabi is the quality of simplicity, whether rustic or refined, and often refers to both natural and manmade items, though a direct Western translation of the spirit of this philosophy does not exist. Sabi is the grace and peace that come with maturity and experience.
Wabi-sabi is a flower in full bloom, a delicate crack in a handmade bowl, a well-loved book, an oddly shaped (but delicious) homegrown tomato, a falling leaf, or a kokedama displayed in an asymmetrical manner. In other words, it's a celebration of the raw, the unrefined, and the human.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798849997735
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: September 5th, 2022
Pages: 34
Language: English



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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.