Mountains in the Sea - the Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo

By: Phan Van Lit & Buller, Lew

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Book Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 232, very slight age-toning to the margins, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper which is showing the slightest signs of use. [No one knows when Hon Non Bo, or Vietnamese miniature landscape art, began, but creating a scenic landscape in miniature has been a special pastime for Vietnamese people for hundreds of years. The duplication of nature in an artfully reduced scale is now appreciated by many Westerners as well. Lit Phan and Buller's unique new book is a comprehensive and exciting introduction to this elaborate natural art form that is akin to---but different in essential ways from---the more familiar art of bonsai. The book begins with an introduction to the scenic highlights of the landscape and unique geography of Vietnam. Subsequent chapters provide historical details on cultural and philosophical traditions of Hon Non Bo, followed by in-depth information of both an aesthetic and practical nature on how to create elegant and meaningful examples of miniature landscapes. The detailed text is complemented by fine color photos documenting the creative process and providing excellent samples of finished work. Both inspirational and practical, this handsome book is sure to introduce many new devotees to the art of Hon Non Bo.]

Title: Mountains in the Sea - the Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo

Author Name: Phan Van Lit & Buller, Lew

Categories: Bonsai,

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 0881925152

ISBN Number 13: 9780881925159

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 002868

Keywords: BONSAI. TRAY GARDENS. SAIKEI. VF43.