This is the book for all English speaking Bonsai enthusiasts. David De Groot is a national treasure and a wonderful person. The Pacific Bonsai Museum is testament to David's contribution to Bonsai, especially here in North America.
An intense look at the how to of quality bonsai!
This book is a great publication discussing the finer design points of bonsai. It goes into much detail. I highly recommend it! The text is accompanied with many good photographs.
Gift recipient was thrilled with both books.
It is an extensive volume well written. I have not had the opportunity to get through the entire thing, but I’m looking forward to it.
Great experience. Got exactly what I ordered and it was two days early.
I have read this book; know it is very good.
C'est le livre que je recherchais! Je suis intéressé par le Nombre d'or et je me demandais si nous pouvions en tenir compte dans l'esthétisme des bonsaïs, alors qu'elle joie de découvrir dès les premières pages la présence de cette possibilité.
Livre d'une grande qualité en plus d'être pratique
Bravo et merci
Fast service on an excellent book!
Excellent book so much new information I could hardly put it down
Fast service with book delivered in excellent condition.
This is a very good book on the art and traditions of bonsai. Arrived in a timely manner and is very much appreciated and enjoyed.
Call wonderful magazine or should I say book well written great photos and full of really awesome information
I have the first edition of this book. I love that more color photos were used as well as the chapters on design. We can always go over information that we have used before
Delivery was extremely quick. Have had only a chance to skim thru the book. What I had seen and read is excellent.
This is a very deeply aesthetic look into design of bonsai trees, way beyond my needs. I was hoping for something more practical for my immediate needs, not a 30 year overview and planning guide.
This is a beautiful and inspiring book to raise your bonsai skills up to the next level. Just flipping through the book and admiring the pictures makes you want to get out and start working on your trees. There are detailed and specific instructions for tree development and David De Groot explains the why of how trees are styled. Every page has pictures, and in addition to the stunning bonsai trees are diagrams, and pictures of trees in nature. It is a must-have for bonsai enthusiasts and I highly recommend it.
great book lots of helpful info 2 thumbs up
Still has not arrived
Today I received the second edition of De Groot's book and it is excellent. Excellent explanations, richly illustrated. An excellent addition to the basic works on bonsai, which deal with the craft techniques. I ordered it from Germany and the shipping was very fast.
As this is a pre-order, I can't rate it for the book itself. But suffice it to say I know it will be brilliant! I'd actually had the honor of "chatting" with David de Groot via FB a little while ago, and a more thoughtful and generous man one couldn't find :-). All the way down in New Zealand here, we look forward eagerly to this updated edition coming onto the market. And huge thanks to Wayne for enabling it to happen!!!
I am interested in the design aspect, that’s why I ordered my book.
I judge a book by what I learn from it. On that basis this book gets an A. There is so much to digest and every time I go through a chapter I learn more. Chapter 13 on selecting plant material is my favorite. The illustrated treatment of the selected material is excellent
"Principles of Bonsai Design" is an outstanding book that focuses, as the title implies, on the actual designing of bonsai. This is not your typical general overview book. An experienced bonsai practitioner friend of mine recommended the book to me. It does a great job of explaining design principles which can be applied to many other fields besides bonsai. The pictures and illustrations are excellent and help to visually reinforce the learning. I was so happy with this book and purchased another one for my Dad. Finally, the delivery and packaging from Stone Lantern were fantastic. They are a great company to do business with.
The book was packaged very carefully and arrived in perfect condition