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Bonsai trees, with a strong heritage in Japanese tradition, are the artistic miniatures of the plant world. Combining the natural and the artificial, they are as intricate as they are delicate. Each bonsai, in addition to resembling a full-size tree, must adhere to Japanese aesthetics of design and presentation, determined by centuries of example. In other words, bonsai are living sculptures. In this book, acclaimed photographer Jonathan M. Singer showcases over 300 photographs of bonsai taken in some of the most respected private and public collections in the United States and Japan. Most notably, Singer was granted special permission to photograph the collection of the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum in Japan, considered the Mecca of bonsai, where photography is normally prohibited. He is the first (and only) photographer in the world to shoot the most famed bonsai trees in Japan, some of which received the coveted Prime Minister's Award. Singer also had the opportunity to capture the work of Masahiko Kimura, thought to be the most skilled bonsai designer in the world, and artist Seiji Morimae, whose family has worked in horticulture for over 500 years. Among the American bonsai collections photographed in Bonsai are the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection (Seattle, WA), the Golden State Bonsai Federation Collection South (Pasadena, CA), and the International Bonsai Arboretum (Rochester, NY). Whereas most books on bonsai aim to instruct readers on techniques of care and cultivation, Singer's book takes the reader on a visual journey that focuses on the aesthetic beauty of each featured tree. Alluring and serene, Singer's photographs make the experience of leafing through Bonsai not unlike entering a real Japanese garden.

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Jonathan Singer is a Contributing Photographer to the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC and the National Museum of Natural History, among other institutions. His photographs of rare flowers and plants formerly appeared in Botanica Magnifica, also published by Abbeville. Singer was named a Hasselblad Laureate Award winner in 2008.

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Ce livre est enorme, (en taille aussi, attention prevoir de la place). Des photos tres belles des bonsais des collections que parfois sont photographiés pour le public pour la premiere fois.
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HASH(0x96d3d09c) étoiles sur 5 Excellent photos, and a tribute to breathtaking bonsai from Japan and the USA 10 septembre 2012
Par goyo1 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This book is a tremendous tribute to both the art of photography and bonsai art. Being somewhat familiar with both these art forms, and having previously seen some of the bonsai in the past (through photos and in real life), I must say that the chiaroscuro effects in the photography reveal aspects of the various bonsai to their great advantage. The bonsai have been selected from Japan and the USA, and some of the trees are really famous specimens that bonsai lovers would be familiar with, except that they would probably not have seen it in this light before! And some of the pages of photos are lift-outs, allowing the viewer to extend the page and enjoy the specimen trees. The book is good also for the fact that it gives ample information (size, age, origin of pot and a bit of a write up to each tree) at the back of the book, plus a bonus sample of antique chinese bonsai pots. There is also some information on the location of the nurseries/collections from where the trees have been photographed. And a very good introduction to the history of bonsai is written by Mr. Valavanis. Both Singer and Valavanis need no introductions in their respective professions, but if anyone out there who wants an introduction to the talents of these two consumate professionals, as well as an introduction to both bonsai and photography, this is an indispensable book at a very affordable price for its quality. Buy without hesitation, and breathe in the beauty of bonsai through breath-taking photography. You won't regret it.
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HASH(0x96d3d2ac) étoiles sur 5 Fine Bonsai:Art & Print 5 septembre 2012
Par dolores - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Because of AmaZon.com, I was able to purchase this AMAZING book of JONATHAN SINGER's rare worldwide Bonsai that have never been photographed before and Jonathan Singer's photography book Botanica Magnifica, . These are the most incredible photographs I have ever seen. In the last 10 years there have been such new developments in photograpy, these photographs are the result. please give yourself the pleasure of wonder and beauty. GO on line and check them out. I was amazed at the Fast delivery, Fine Bonsai was released for publication two days after I ordered. Arrival in perfect shape....dolores, phila.,pa.
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HASH(0x96d3d270) étoiles sur 5 Amazing!!!!! 15 janvier 2013
Par Tropicalkid - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Whether you are a bonsai enthusiest or not, the beauty of this book will amaze you. The photography is at the highest level. The bonsai themselves are a justified artform. No one has ever captured their beauty like this book. Buy it and be amazed.
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HASH(0x96d3d5ac) étoiles sur 5 Bonsai at it's best 4 décembre 2012
Par T. Anderson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Beautifully photographed Bonsai. Worth owning for the reference library. The trees ranged from exquisite to a few that were good examples.
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HASH(0x96d3d630) étoiles sur 5 Awesome! 6 avril 2013
Par LCKansas - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This was a present to a Master Gardener; she really appreciates receiving a book on this area of gardening. The photos are incredible.
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