Publisher: Kyobo Book Center
Hardcover: 130 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 11.81 x 9.52 x 0.98
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About This Book
This book is a compilation of valuable photos taken by a professional photographer that recapture the vivid scenes of Korean life from nearly a century ago. Previous examples of photography depicting old Korea (particularly those from the turn of the 20th century) were largely documentary-like photos taken by Catholic fathers or diplomats. It is also extremely difficult to find original shots that have survived. Under these circumstances, the photographs taken by George Rose are deemed especially valuable because of their pristine condition and also because they convey a unique sense of beauty not found in other pictures of the late Joseon period. As an accomplished photographer, he selected precise exposures, and skillfully processed and preserved his works. His fresh compositions have a quiet and peaceful feeling and stress the sense of space through an ingenious arrangement of distant and near objects. Although it is regrettable that we cannot see more of his work, we can appreciate these valuable photographs in an excellent condition, one hundred years later. The book is divided into five chapters based on noted areas of Korea: "Seoul," "Seoul Surroundings," "Chemulpo," "Busan," and "Pyeongyang and Jinnampo."