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ART OF KOREA:

KUMJIA PAIK KIM    Book Number: 69317    Product format: Paperback

Korea has one of the longest and richest artistic traditions in the world, yet it is probably one of the least known cultures. The Chung Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum was a pioneering advocate in bringing Korean art to the United States. One of the first museums to have a gallery dedicated solely to Korean art, it has built up a remarkable collection of more than 750 objects spanning millennia of Korean culture in a variety of media. A spittoon with peony scrolls, lidded urn, vases, plate with garden scene (lotus pond with miniature bamboo), jar with tiger and magpie, jar with dragon, before we go on to view magnificent paintings, calligraphy, landscape, rock and orchid panels and scenes from the novel 'Nine cloud Dream'. Hanging scrolls in jewel-like colours and room panels depicting traditional cranes, deer and tortoises are among the treasures on display. Stunning highlights of the collection are included in this volume, along with detailed commentaries by the museum's emeritus curator. Together, they compose an accessible and authoritative introduction to Korean art and culture. The author has also contributed an essay that constitutes one of the most helpful overviews of Korean art currently available. 320 large format softback pages, 30 x 22cm, in ravishing colour and b/w with chronology. First edition.

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ISBN 9780939117314
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