Ikebana Unbound

A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
by Amanda Luu, Ivanka Matsuba

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Named a Best Interior Design Book of 2020 by Food52

"A modern take on a centuries-old art that’s breathtakingly simple.”
—Booklist, starred review

At its heart, the Japanese art of ikebana is about celebrating an intimate connection with nature. To practice ikebana is to find inspiration in the seasons, favor unassuming...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 176

Publication Date 09/15/2020

ISBN 9781579659134

Dimensions 8.25 inches x 9.5 inches

“I loved how the book gives philosophical introductions to each arrangement and explains their goals but also breaks down the step-by-step. . . . There are also great how-tos on creating support structures, choosing containers, and keeping clippings fresh.”
—Better Homes Gardens

“San Francisco florists Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba give the traditional Japanese art form a California spin. Their arrangements, featuring easy-to-find blooms like tulips, are designed to be riffed on at home.”
—Martha Stewart Living

“A crash course in the ancient tradition’s major philosophies, as viewed through a modern lens. . . [It invites] readers—including forward-thinking brides-to-be—to cultivate their own sense of self-expression." 
—C: California Style Magazine

“More than a list of must-have items, each named arrangement project presents a specific mood and feeling, accompanied by elegant color photographs and, often, step-by-step instructions. Arrangement containers are themselves worthy of a museum installation. . . . A modern take on a centuries-old art that’s breathtakingly simple.”
—Booklist, starred review