Item #225065 Suiseki: The Asian Art of Beautiful Stones. Willi Benz.

Suiseki: The Asian Art of Beautiful Stones

Sterling, October 2000. Trade Paperback. Item #225065
ISBN: 0806966017

Look at a rock - can you see the shadow of a giant boulder or a mountain? That's Suiseki - nature's larger forms repeating themselves in miniature. Suiseki is a bit like Bonsai, except it features small rocks and pebbles rather than miniature trees. See the effects of nature and time on stone that has been shaped by wind and water, and learn how Suiseki's elegance, asymmetry and simplicity fit in smoothly with other spiritual aspects of Far Eastern culture, such as the tea ceremony. Your Suiseki stone comes from nature and should almost never need carving, embellishment, or alteration. It does, however, require just the right setting to show off its essential beauty. This book will show you how to do this, including which is the best angle for viewing your finished piece.

Price: $7.50

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