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Essential Korean Art: From Prehistory to the Joseon Period
Essential Korean Art: From Prehistory to the Joseon Period
Essential Korean Art: From Prehistory to the Joseon Period
Item#: 8932312591
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Product Description
Author: Park Youngdae
Publisher: Hyeonamsa
420 pages

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>>>This book is written in English.

About This Book

This is one of those books that I intend to give as a gift to many of my friends and family. While most books on art that I have seen discuss different artists individually or purport to give some overall view of a style of art- the impressionists, the baroque, etc.- this book successfully conveys a portrait of the whole of Korean graphic art and in doing so gives the reader a feeling for Korean culture and history not found in ordinary histories. It is both visually attractive and interesting to read. It is filled with stories about the artists and their milieu, and discusses the settings and techniques used in the works discussed as well as how the art reflects the character of the artist and the artist's world. In doing so, it uses language which is at times as artistic as the paintings themselves. In English this book does not sound like a translation, but rather like an inspired original. -- Michael Huntington, professor in the College of Humanities at Sun Moon University

About The Author

Park Youngdae was born in 1961, in the town of Wando, in south Jolla Province, Republic of Korea. He graduated from Seoul National University with a B.A. and M.A. in Oriental painting. As an artist and an author, he is dedicated to promoting and preserving the traditional artistic heritage of Korea. On six occasions Parks work was displayed at personal exhibitions in Seoul.

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