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Document Type(s):Book
Book Title:The World in Miniature: Container Gardens and Dwellings in Far Eastern Religious Thought
Author(s):Stein, R. A
Translator(s):Phyllis, Brooks
Publisher Name:Stanford University Press
Place of Publication:Stanford, Calif.
Date of Publication:1990
Annotation:Stein provides a general overview of the religious and literary features implied in the structure of miniature gardens in China, Vietnam, and Japan. He also gives many illustrations of their ties to painting and calligraphy. Going beyond the traditional macro-microcosm analysis of gardens, Stein offers an historical perspective detailing specific garden images and customs that have remained alive across vast historic periods.
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