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Bonsai Picture Books

Post  penz on Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:12 am

Hi fellows!!! Hope everybody is doing fine!!!

Guys I need your help. I want to buy a bonsai picture book. I'm not looking for a book to learn how to grow, care, style or train a bonsai, I'm searching for a nice ilustrated book with great pictures of awesome bonsais. A book that you could put in the main table of your living room and every guest you have in your house would take a look out of curiosity. An inspirational book. Which one do you think is the best? Thank in advance for your answers. Cheers.

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  JimLewis on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:01 am

Any of the Kokufen albums.

Bill Valavanis' "Classical Bonsai Art."

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  MartinSweeney on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:20 am

Penz,

Both "Fine Bonsai - Art and Nature" by Singer and Valavanis and "Classical Bonsai Art: A Half Century of Bonsai Study, The Creations and Passion of William N. Valavanis" by Valavanis both would fit the bill.

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  John Quinn on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:29 am

Classic Bonsai of Japan by Nippon Bonsai Association

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  fiona on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:30 am

Hi penz.   I'd agree with the choices above, especially the Classic Bonsai of Japan.   It is what we'd call a "coffee table book" over here - one that is meant to be admired rather than read for practical instruction or information.  My copy of Bill V's  Classical Bonsai Art: A Half Century of Bonsai Study popped through the letterbox the other day and it too is visually stunning but maybe has more of the "how to" than you are looking for. 


It certainly isn't a bad job having to search for good bonsai books.  Wink 

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  augustine on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:43 pm

Bill Valavanis has also published several (3, I think) books of photographs of the trees displayed in the National Exhibitions held in Rochester. Beautiful pictures and descriptions of the finest bonsai in the country. Available at internationalbonsai.com.

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Bonsai Picture Books

Post  penz on Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:31 pm

Hey guys!!!

Those are pretty nice recommendations. Thanks so much for your help!!! I've been checking those books out on Amazon, boy do they look amazing!!! Now I don't know which one I should buy!!! Please keep posting your favourite bonsai picture books!!! Cheers!!!

Diego
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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  Jkd2572 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:46 pm

Fine bonsai by Bill Valavanis is a giant book with great photos.

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Re: Bonsai Picture Books

Post  marcus watts on Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:14 pm

John Quinn wrote:Classic Bonsai of Japan  by Nippon Bonsai Association


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the most inspiring book i ever bought - the first print hardback edition is a really large book too so the pictures are really good


i get equal inspiration from Bonsai by kunio Kobayashi, another high quality book of beautiful trees

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