Western perceptions, had altered considerable;
to acknowledge and appreciate Chinese gardens, for their.....
" Greatness and naturally important standing, in Chinese culture."
By then, earning also the description, of ' naturalistic ' style.
Chinese art was even considered, perhaps;
the ' purest,' form of all.
And an understanding ensued, of the Chinese passion, for venerable things.
[ Marie Louise Gothein - A History of Garden Art 1928 - reprinted 1979 ]