Korean Art from the 19th Century to the Present

Author: Charlotte Horlyck

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780237847

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Walk the galleries of any major contemporary art museum and you are sure to see a work by a Korean artist. Interest in modern and contemporary art from South—as well as North—Korea has grown in recent decades, and museums and individual collectors have been eager to tap into this rising market. But few books have helped us understand Korean art and its significance in the art world, and even fewer have told the story of the formation of Korea’s contemporary cultural scene and the role artists have played in it. This richly illustrated history tackles these issues, exploring Korean art from the late-nineteenth century to the present day—a period that has seen enormous political, social, and economic change. Charlotte Horlyck covers the critical and revolutionary period that stretches from Korean artists’ first encounters with oil paintings in the late nineteenth century to the varied and vibrant creative outputs of the twenty-first. She explores artists’ interpretations of new and traditional art forms ranging from oil and ink paintings to video art, multi-media installations, ready-mades, and performance art, showing how artists at every turn have questioned the role of art and artists within society. Opening up this fascinating world to general audiences, this book will appeal to anyone wanting to explore this rich and fascinating era in Korea’s cultural history.

Gender, Continuity, and the Shaping of Modernity in the Arts of East Asia, 16th–20th Centuries

Author: Kristen L. Chiem,Lara C.W. Blanchard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004348956

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Gender, Continuity, and the Shaping of Modernity in the Arts of East Asia, 16th–20th Centuries presents a critical introduction and nine essays that examine women’s and men’s participation in the art world and gendered visual representations from the premodern through modern eras.

Diamond Mountains

Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art

Author: Soyoung Lee,Ahn Daehoe,Chin-Sung Chang,Lee Soomi

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588396533

Category: Art

Page: 164

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Mount Geumgang, also known as the Diamond Mountains, is perhaps the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean Peninsula, a magnificent range of rocky peaks, waterfalls, and lagoons, dotted with pavilions and temples. Since ancient times, it has inspired cultural pride, spurred spiritual and artistic pilgrimages, and engendered an outpouring of creative expression. Yet since the partition of Korea in 1945 situated it in the North, Mount Geumgang has remained largely inaccessible to visitors, shrouded in legend, loss, and longing. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art is the first book in English to explore the pictorial representations of this grand and varied landscape. The special exhibition it accompanies, organized by Soyoung Lee, Curator in the Department of Asian Art, examines the evolution of Diamond Mountains imagery from the golden age of Korean true-view painting in the eighteenth century to the present day. Even today, when a profusion of Instagram photos can make the world’s most obscure sites and geographical oddities seem familiar, the Diamond Mountains portrayed here in album leaves, scrolls, and screens will be a revelation to many.

China, Japan, Korea

Culture and Customs

Author: Ju Brown,John Brown

Publisher: Ju Brown

ISBN: 1419648934

Category: Cooking

Page: 191

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This unique guide and reference book covers a wide range of topics and cultural issues pertaining to East Asia.

Reading Asian Art and Artifacts

Windows to Asia on American College Campuses

Author: Paul Kocot Nietupski,Joan O'Mara

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611460700

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a "visible language" with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The chapters' authors tell the stories of the collections, and the collections themselves tell stories of the collectors.

The Golden Age of Ironwork

Author: Henry Jonas Magaziner

Publisher: Skipjack Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781879535145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The "Golden Age of Ironwork" examines ironwork from 1840 to 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This period was a boom time of building construction including mass quantities of ornamental ironwork. Many iron manufacturing companies met the need for castings while gifted blacksmiths hand forged wonderful pieces. The examples of wrought iron and iron castings shown in this book are works of art in the truest sense. Throughout the book are examples of how the ironwork enhances and supports the architecture of this time. The first chapters outline the production processes of wrought and cast iron. Applications are then detailed with fences, railings gates, doors and window grills. One section on street, garden and park ironwork, displays some home items including gazebos, chairs, hardware, and a beautiful deer. The book's research is documented with references, a glossary, a bibliography, and index, and the 173 photographs are catalogued. There is another index of street addresses of the examples, providing a tour guide. The textures of the iron surrounded by stone and wood in the large sharp photos by Robert Golding - leap off the pages. All photos have descriptive captions.