Bonsai – Microcosms Macrocosms by Masao Yamamoto. First edition (2019). First impression slipcased paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Bonsai - Microcosms Macrocosms
Bonsai, an essential Japanese object, embody several contradictions. They are natural objects forced into artificial shapes. As well as this, they obey the will of their owner yet decide their growth freely. They often take years to cultivate yet requiring daily attention. Masao Yamamoto captures the beauty of the bonsai through fascinating sepia images. He treats each of the trees in his photos with care and respect. His photographs utilize different backgrounds, as well as techniques and styles. He aims to accentuate their dual presence as artificial objects and fragments of nature.