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A Brief Exploration of the Literati Style

Five Needle Pine by Qingquan Zhao Like the style itself, the name used to describe it takes on many forms and the usage changes from region to region. The word Literati is used by many practitioners and is a Latin name … Continue reading

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The Future of Bonsai, The Third Dimension

I have been involved in numerous discussions over the course of the last few years as to what the future holds for the art of bonsai both in America and elsewhere. I have given this a great deal of thought, viewed a … Continue reading

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Bonsai: Living Sculpture, Not Living Painting

Co-written with Attila Soos   Printed with permission of the artist. © Curt Holzinger 02.21.06 Bonsai is closer in comparison to sculpture than any other art form in existence today. When styling, viewing, and displaying a bonsai – or debating … Continue reading

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The Art of Bonsai Design by Colin Lewis

The Art of Bonsai Design by Colin Lewis Sterling Publishing Company., Inc. New York: 160pp., $19.95 ISBN 0-4027-0070-9 First Paperback Edition 2001   When I first became involved in bonsai I started an unquenchable quest for knowledge and picked up … Continue reading

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The Art of Suiseki – Classical Japanese Stone Gardening by Willi Benz

The Art of Suiseki – Classical Japanese Stone Gardening by Willi Benz Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York 192pp., $29.95 ISBN 0-8069-6315-8 Why review a book on Suiseki for a forum dedicated to advancement of the art of bonsai? Bonsai … Continue reading

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‘Vision of my Soul’ by Robert Steven

‘Vision Of My Soul’ by Robert Steven by Robert Steven Suprindo Offset Printing – Indonesia: 166 pp., $50.00 ISBN: Limited edition of 1,500 My first thought upon receiving this book was that there was no way the content could compare … Continue reading

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‘The Bonsai Art of Kimura’ by Katsuhito Onishi

The Bonsai Art of Kimura by Katsuhito Onishi Stone Lantern Publishing Co. Sudbury, MA USA: 175pp, $29.95., ISBN 0-9634423-0-9 This English Language version of Kimura’s book is based mostly on “The Magical Technician of Contemporary Bonsai, Part II” and includes … Continue reading

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