Books on kusamono and/or accents

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Books on kusamono and/or accents

Post  Harleyrider on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:27 am

Can anyone recommend a good book/s on kusamono and/or accents? My good lady wife's birthday is coming up and I exhausted all my present-buying options over Christmas.

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Two birds with one stone.

Post  Guest on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:38 am

Harleyrider wrote:Can anyone recommend a good book/s on kusamono and/or accents? My good lady wife's birthday is coming up and I exhausted all my present-buying options over Christmas.
Four seasons of bonsai, by Kyuzo Murata is a very good book. It deals with both bonsai and accents, with emphasis on the later. The book moves gently through the seasons with excellent photography. A book I go back to again and again. Very Happy

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:57 pm

I agree with Will, that's the one I was going to recommend. You'll probably have to search around a bit to find a good copy at a reasonable price. Most of the second hand ones are ex-library or are extremely expensive. It's usually around £22 if you can find it "new".

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Post  Harleyrider on Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:35 pm

Well, if you two say that's the one, then that's good enough for me.

I'll let you know what I turn up.

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Post  bigsteve on Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:55 pm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Seasons-Bonsai-Kyuzo-Murata/dp/4770014988/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264964030&sr=8-2
definately the book to have

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Post  Jim Doiron on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:51 pm

Does anyone know how the new edition is compared to the original?
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Seasons-Bonsai-Kyuzo-Murata/dp/4770021208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264970935&sr=8-1

I think Carlos (Kusa51) should just go ahead and write one Very Happy. I would like to put my name down for the pre-order list.

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Post  bonsaistud on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:38 pm

How about BONSAI KUSAMONO SUISAKI A Practical Guide for Organizing Displays with Plants and Stones by Willi Benz.

Not a propagation guide, however, a masterpiece of a guide for organizing displays.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:12 pm

There are only 12 pages in Willi Benz's volume on Kusamono and the rest is on the display of Suiseki and Bonsai, otherwise I'd have recommended it.

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Post  Harleyrider on Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:10 pm

I found Kyuzo Murata's Four seasons of bonsai on Amazon. They've got new hardbacks for $27 and used for $3-4.

Bargain!

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Post  Jim Doiron on Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:35 pm

I bought one of the new editions for $12 on amazon and I have the old edition from the local library and they are remarkably similar. Laughing Looks like a great addition to the library.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:41 pm

"Kyuzo Murata's Four Seasons of Bonsai" is a wonderful book!

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Post  Bugeye on Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:16 pm

I just picked up this book (1st edition) for 4.00. I would have paid retail price. What an awesome book.

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Post  bonsaistud on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:09 am

Thank you Bugeye, for resurecting this thread...

About a year back, I put up a very brief post about Willi Benz's book Bonsai Kusamono Suiseki...which I feel, his remarks on Kusamono alone, make it a worthwhile book.

Kev Bailey said "...There are only 12 pages in Willi Benz's volume on Kusamono..". I ask you Kev, my friend, are we looking at two different books by Willi? My copy has 46 pages on kusamono. I know that Willi's primary thrust was organizing displays. However, my copy of B-K-S has 46 pages devoted to Kusamono. Maybe that's because my ancient brain and eyes require LARGE PRINT??? :-) :-) :-)

Kev...I hope I havent opened a can of worms or a barrel of snakes...

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