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Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation

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Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation, The Suiseki and Its Use with Bonsai

Written by two leading experts in the field, The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility. This concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification and showing how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki with bonsai, the most popular and rewarding complement to a peaceful suiseki landscape.
Vincent T. Covello has studied the art of suiseki for over twelve years and has lectured extensively on the topic. He is considered by many to be the foremost authority on suiseki in the United States

Yuji Yoshimura is one of the world's leading experts on bonsai, Japanese horticulture and miniature landscapes. He has lectured throughout the world and has published numerous books and articles on bonsai in both Japanese and English.