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Watashi no hana (My Flowers)

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  • Title (object)

    • Watashi no hana (My Flowers)
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition, 54 colour plates, several double-page. Signed copy.

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  • Date

    • 1966
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  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 39.5 centimetres (covers)
    • Width: 30.6 centimetres (covers)
  • Curator's comments

    Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana which was founded by Teshigawara Sofu (1900-1979) one of the great innovators of the art of flower arranging. This books documents the wide range of Sogetsu ikebana styles in monastic, traditional and modern settings including some outstanding outdoor flower installations. Beautifully printed. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.27 (Photobook number)

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