Living Flowers - Ikebana and Contemporary Art
By Karin Higa.
Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art begins with a simple premise: What can be learned by exhibiting ikebana—the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement—and contemporary art together?
Published in conjunction with the 2008 exhibition of the same name at the Japanese American National Museum, this exquisitely designed book highlights two vital ways of artmaking today: ikebana and contemporary art.
Stunning arrangements by master sensei of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of Los Angeles, Ohara School of Ikebana Los Angeles Chapter, and Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch are juxtaposed with works of contemporary art to explore affinities and mutual influences.
Profusely illustrated with over 45 distinct ikebana arrangements and art by Bas Jan Ader, Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij, Judy Fiskin, Anya Gallaccio, Ori Gersht, Sherrie Leving, Sharon Lockhart, Robert Mapplethorpe,Yukio Nakagawa, Isamu Noguchi, Gabriel Orozco, Andy Ouchi, Laura Owens, Manfred Pernice, Joe Scanlan, Anna Sew Hoy, Monique van Genderen, James Welling, and B. Wurtz.
Paper: 88 pp.