Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press
Pub. Date: Apr. 2005
Hardcover: 127 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 7.36 x 5.16 x 0.51
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About This Book
The formal beauty of the roof in Korean traditional architecture lies in the lines of the roof eaves. This book shows various themes and meanings imbued in Korean traditional rooflines. They are silence, sublimity, truth and nature. In particular, the rooflines described here are characterized as "Korean lines" which can be described as curvilinear or organic. This unique Korean line, which is referred to as "seon", is found in all genres of Korean traditional art. It is embedded in the minds of the Korean people and existed even before the creation of art. "Seon" was always an important element of the Korean spirit and was applied as a formal term in artistic genres. By appreciating various aspects of Korean roofs included in this book, readers will be able to absorb the roofs' virtues into their lives. Yim Seock-jae, the author of this book, is a professor of architecture at Ewha Women's University and has written extensively about architecture.
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