Mountains in the Sea: The Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of HON Non Bo

Mountains in the Sea: The Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of HON Non Bo

by Lit Van Phan, Lew Buller


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This volume provides the information necessary to create the Vietnamese miniature landscape art called Hon Non Bo, which grew out of the ancient worship of stones, trees, and rivers. Artist Phan Van Lít and bonsai curator Lew Buller begin with a tour of the geographic and geological landscape of Vietnam, exploring the inspiration for the art and explaining its spiritual history. Later chapters document methods of construction, selection of materials, and methods of display. The book contains numerous color and b&w photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881925159
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1902
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Pronunciation15
Chapter 1Scenic Areas and Landscapes in Viet Nam17
Chapter 2The Historical and Cultural Significance of Hon Non Bo37
Chapter 3Enjoying the Art of Miniature Landscapes63
Chapter 4Creating a Hon Non Bo79
Chapter 5Making a Shallow Container105
Chapter 6Common Errors in Building Hon Non Bo119
Chapter 7Trees on Hon Non Bo129
Chapter 8Adding to the Mountain141
Chapter 9Tieu Canh, A Miniscene153
Chapter 10Tools169
Chapter 11Displaying Hon Non Bo177
Chapter 12A Gallery of Hon Non Bo and Tieu Canh195

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