Keiko Kubo started taking ikebana classes as a teenager in Japan. After coming to the United States to pursue her art, she graduated from the School of Art Institute of Chicago with a master of fine arts degree, majoring in sculpture, and has also studied Western floral art. Keiko resides in Chicago, IL. Erich Schrempp is a Chicago-based photographer specializing in illustrative images. His fine art and commissioned work can be viewed at www.schremppstudio.com.
"The extraordinarily talented floral design artist, Keiko Kubo,
shares her innovative ideas in [Keiko's Ikebana]. The book's
content is not only inspirational but also very practical with
step-by-step instructions on each design for readers."--"The
"Ikebana enthusiasts-the craft has a devoted following in North America-will find many good ideas here."--"Library Journal"
"Kubo's respectful but eclectic take on tradition is refreshing. Novice practitioners will likely welcome her less-is-more philosophy, in which a minimum of materials are transformed into satisfying art forms."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Offers an introduction to this international art that is both practical and contemporary."--"Garden Design"