【The masterpiece of international planting artist Linda Lin】
In 2007, the book The Seeds of Potted Plants is Simple created 400,000 amazing sales. After 13 years of in decentness, Linda Lin presented The Art of Seed Bonsai with a more mature approach that enriched the wisdom of life.
【O2OFusing the physical and the digital for an integrated reading experience】
Read the hardcover art paper book and feel the exquisite warmth of the paper. Then use your mobile phone to swipe it. Connect to the exclusive channel without a time difference and watch the artist present your story. If you want to learn the operation immediately, press the button with your finger, and the course package and material package will be packaged for you for a limited time.
【From life cultivation to aesthetic economy】
Learning seed pots can not only adjust life and cultivate the soul, but under the guidance of international plant masters, it is more likely to enhance the artistic vision and make leisure works have market value.
【Continuously added online teaching and exhibition activities】
You can watch 40 exclusive teaching videos by purchasing The Art of Seed Bonsai by Linda Lin physical book; you can also participate in the ＂Seed Bonsai Art Training Course＂ and ＂International Seed Bonsai Art Award＂ and other related activities.
A note before you begin 003
The Art of Seed Bonsai: A unique global endeavor 010
The phoenix of the sparrow’s nest 015
I have a dream 025
The seed, starting point of life 026
Botanical destiny and a second life 036
The zen of seed life 034
Sharing the good life with plants 039
Love and life, progressing together 042
The practical aesthetics of seeds 112
Preparing for a planting 114
The artistic aesthetics of seeds 044
The aesthetic art of planting design 116
Forty practical lessons from the master 120
Loquat / Poonga-oil Tree / Durian / Manila Champereia
False Jerusalem Cherry / Rose Apple / Peanut / Ceylon Ardisia
Formosan Nato Tree / Agarwood / Indiapoon Beatyleaf
African Asparagus / Silver Trumpet Tree / Cannonball Tree / Avocado
Longan / Santol / Indian Almond Tree / Poison Bulb / Indian Shot
Coffee / Common Garcinia / Lily / Sword Jackbean / Egg Tree/ Red CedarElephant Apple
/ Common Jasmine Orange / Maidenhair Tree Chinese Chestnut / Boxleaf Eugenia
/ Buddhist Pine / Shaddock Chinese Fan Palm / Cycas Palm / Manila Palm
Seashore Ardisia / Indian Barringtonia / Tamarind / Yolk Fruit
The everyday delight of seeds 282
Discover the beauty of life 284
Fruit, vegetables, and the art of the table 286
The sweetness and sourness of fruit 292
Special section: Shaddock 294
The master and the butterflies: A dialog 300
Seed bonsai art exchange preview 322
The Art of Seed Bonsai:A Unique Global Endeavor
From Digital Rights Management to The Art of Seed Bonsai :
A New Model for Publishing
The age of digital content, e-books, and the integration of text and multimedia content has arrived !
The degree to which people take advantage of electronic publishing varies significantly from country to country. The social environment, reading habits, and issues surrounding digital rights management all have an effect. Equally important are government policies, the expertise publishers bring to bear, and advancements made by the technology industry. It is these three players that most influence the adoption of electronic publishing:
1. The government, through policy choices and funding decisions, can create an environment that is favorable (or not) to electronic publishing.
2. Publishers, through their vision for the development of electronic publishing and their concerns about copyright violations, decide how they choose to participate in the market.
3. Technology companies, through the development of international standards and digital platforms, enable traditional publishers to present and distribute their content in truly unprecedented ways.
Together, we have arrived at a new place. The outdated idea that electronic books will replace paper books has been replaced with a more exciting realization: E-books and paper books each have their strengths, and any text can be augmented with digital features.
The culmination of ten years of effort
Linfinity Publication Group has partnered with GSiMedia Corporation, a global electronic business platform, to create the technology to bring print and digital publishing together.
After overcoming numerous challenges over ten years of development, our digital content protection systems and cloudbased content distribution platform constitute a new mode of publishing. We believe that combining digital content with the paper codex represents the future of publishing.
The beauty of paper and the advantages of digital
The carefree elegance of walking down the street with a book, the sharing of a meaningful volume with a friend, the sensual experience of turning one page after another—none of this can be reproduced through digital means. Nevertheless, printed books are limited by their size and extensibility.
Digital texts are, of course, unencumbered by such restraints. Forward-looking publishers have long sought to find ways to combine the advantages of each format, but to do so successfully required the development of systems that secure the rights of the author and publisher.
A cloud-based platform that both protects intellectual property and secures online sales
When printed books are digitized and distributed electronically, they are often quickly stripped of their DRM protections and made available for free download. And when readers don’t pay for books, authors and publishers suffer. The publication of Linda Lin’s The Art of Seed Bonsai is both a response to the question of how paper and digital publishing cancomplement each other and a solution to the problem of copyright infringement.
Over her career, Lin has sold over 400,000 books. Lin’s renown and the universal appeal of seed bonsai across time, region, and culture has the potential to make this book a classic in the field.
Compiledpartially from previously published works and enl ivened with fresh audiovisual content from the author, The Art of Seed Bonsai is a milestone.
Lin’s art has attracted the support of numerous fans who share her love and connection with seed bonsai. For them, this book offers many new ideas to treasure.
A New Series
The Art of Seed Bonsai is being published in traditional Chinese characters, simplified Chinese characters, Japanese, French, Korean, German, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and English. The aim is to share this art with the world and spotlight Taiwan’s contributions to the international arena.
A New Publishing Model
In line with global publishing trends, this book extends the text with digital content. With technology supplied by GSiMedia, the content is secured for authors and viewable by readers wherever and whenever they want it. Linda Lin not only wrote the book but was also responsible for the photography and video demonstrations. It is hoped that this definitive edition of Lin’s life’s work can serve as a model for other artists wishing to explore this new form of publishing.
Accompanying many of the photographs in the book are poems by three poets, Lin Zi, Lin Fuan Chan, and Ted Ho. They collaborated with Linda Lin to create a modern version of a traditional mode of Asian art in which poetry is paired with images.