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The Art of Macro-to-Micro

The Art of Macro-to-Micro   The art of the miniature has fascinated engineers and artists alike for thousands of years. Take the Asian art of Bonzai, for instance – a manner of cultivating small trees in pots — miniatures of their full-size counterparts. From the 6th century, Bonzai principles were a blend of art, science and practical know-how. But the intent of this ancient practice was to produce a purely aesthetic object, destined for contemplation and enjoyment alone.   In the West, this wedding of the utilitarian and the aesthetic finds its roots in the 19th century of Anglo-American tradition
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