Japanese Maples by Peter Adams. Any good?

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Japanese Maples by Peter Adams. Any good?

Post  Mike Jones on Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:01 pm

Just about to add this one to the collection but before I do I know I can be assured of some genuine recommendations first. So is it a good one?

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Post  FrankP999 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:41 pm

Yes it is one of the best in my opinion for maples.

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Japanese Maples by Peter Adams. Any good?

Post  Guest on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:46 pm

Where is it Mike?

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:38 pm

Here:

Peter Adams Maples.

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Post  Guest on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:47 pm

I have a couple of books by P.Adams and have found them extremely informative. Although I don't have this one, I expect it's his usual high standard.

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:55 pm

Yes me too Will, they are signed as well. I met Peter many years ago and cannily had the books with me, hence getting them signed

Amazon are the cheapest I have seen at £13.88 including free delivery (by bicycle it would seem as it is 3-5 days). One on the bay for £19.99 inc free del which I almost clicked on. Thought I would do a search first...good job.

Peter Adams always struck me as someone who was pretty darned good with Maples; that large one of his was beauty personified.

The recommendation earlier prompted the purchase.

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Post  Mike Jones on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:56 pm

FrankP999 wrote:Yes it is one of the best in my opinion for maples.

Thank you Frank...duly ordered.

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Post  Kev Bailey on Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:59 pm

Is it the recent reprint edition? If so it is one of the best of Peter Adams books, as it has benefited from a much longer period of development and refinement. That goes for the trees, wrtiting, drawings and photo's. I really like this book and refer to it as much as any other of my favourites.

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Post  NeilDellinger on Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:54 pm

Its a good book. You should also get a copy of "the art of bonsai" by Peter Adams. Good info on styling and the artistic aspect of bonsai. Also the entire last 2 chapters is very good on pinus sylvestris. Excellent book.

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Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:21 am

a bunch of us were looking for a picture of a tree.

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:18 am

NeilDellinger wrote:Its a good book. You should also get a copy of "the art of bonsai" by Peter Adams. Good info on styling and the artistic aspect of bonsai. Also the entire last 2 chapters is very good on pinus sylvestris. Excellent book.

Have them all as it happens, but thanks anyway.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:07 am

kauaibonsai wrote:a bunch of us were looking for a picture of a tree.

Yes it caught me out too, that's why I asked where it was. Rolling Eyes Very Happy

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Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:12 am

Embarassed I should have added the word book. I'll put it down to age Very Happy

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Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:42 am

I can relate to that !!

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:34 pm

If you own "The Art of Bonsai" (Peter's first book, I believe, or one of his earliest) and several of his other books, you should find it interesting to see how many of the trees pictured in "Art" have matured in pictures in his later books. I have most, but not all, of them.

I don't think you can find a better series of bonsai books. It is the bonsai equivalent to Ansel Adams' (no relation as far as I know) series on Photography.

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Re: Japanese Maples by Peter Adams. Any good?

Post  Mike Jones on Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:35 pm

Yes Jim, a signed copy by Peter himself. Heck of a nice man as well.

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Post  Chris Cochrane on Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:21 pm

In the early edition, this was the first book to show a significant number of Gordon Duffet pots. In addition to Peter's trees & explanations, to see those pots was stunning.

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Post  jjbacoomba on Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:38 am

I have it. A wealth of information Love the pictures and yes the pots are beautiful too.

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