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[Publication Support] Korean Culture Series

[Publication Support] Korean Culture Series
Date 2013-08-23 Writer 관리자 Count 5048

Korean Culture Series

The Korea Foundation has published informational books about various aspects of Korean culture in English to provide an in-depth explanation to general readers.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅰ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅰ : Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea
    • Written by Kim Youngna
    • 2005 / 121 page / 190x240(mm)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-215-2(H)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-217-9(S)

    This book discusses the issues of tradition, modernity, and identity of modern and contemporary art in Korea. Major aspects of the book include Korea’s modernism during the Japanese colonial period, the spread of modernism after the Korean War and art informel, the monochrome art movement, the so-called minjung (people’s) art, revival of ink paintings, and Korean artists overseas, as well as the art of North Korea. It strives to introduce Korean art not only to art lovers or specialists, but to those with a general interest as well.

  • Korean culture Series Ⅱ
    Korean culture Series Ⅱ : The Architecture of Korea`s Private Academies
    • Written by Lee Sang-hae
    • 2006 / 208 page / 190x240(mm)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-218-7(H)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-219-5(S)

    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the private institutions, which were dedicated to higher learning that eventually emerged at the forefront of Neo-Confucianism in Korea. It examines in detail the various roles that these unique institutions played during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), while also paying much attention to their noteworthy architecture.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅲ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅲ : Palaces of Korea
    • Written by Kim Dong-uk
    • 2006 / 144 page / 190x240(mm)
    • ISBN: 89-86090-23

    This book introduces the historical background and unique architectural styles of Korea’s palaces, which can be differentiated from the influences of East Asian palace architecture. The book offers descriptions of East Asian capitals and palaces, a brief history of palaces in Korea, the everyday life and ceremonies of palaces, Korean palace architecture, and noteworthy palaces in Korea.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅳ
    "Korean Culture Series Ⅳ : Korean Landscape Painting
    • Written by Yi Song-mi
    • 2006 / 224page / 190x240(mm)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-230-6(H)
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-231-4(S)

    The narrative and illustrations of this book are generally presented by historical period, including“ The Three Kingdoms and the Unified Silla Periods,” “The Goryeo and Early Joseon Periods,” “The Mid-Joseon Period,” “The Late Joseon Period,”and “The Late Nineteenth to the Early Twentieth Century.” Through an abundance of color illustrations and detailed accounts, readers can appreciate the elegant beauty of Korean landscape paintings and understand their historical background.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅴ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅴ : Modern Korean Ink Painting
    • Written by Chung Hyung-min
    • 2006 / 160pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-237-3(H) / 978-1-56591-238-1(S)

    This book seeks to define how the term “modern” should be applied to Korean art, while exploring its evolution over roughly a hundred years, from the opening of Korea’s ports to outside trade in 1876 through the 1980s. The purpose of this book, with its detailed explanations and related images, is to further understanding of how Korean art and the times it represented are closely related.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅵ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅵ : Maedeup: The Art of Traditional Korean Knots
    • Written by Kim Hee-Jin
    • 2006 / 160 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-232-2(H) / ISBN: 978-1-56591-233-0(S)

    Maedeup is a language of the hands, a flower of the heart. It was like a kind of wings for Korean culture, leading the Korean spirit into flight, like the wings of the bats adorning a Joseon nobleman’s coat, and the wings of butterflies and phoenixes that decorate silver daggers. This book introduces the history of maedeup, its uses, and the making of maedeup, through detailed explanation and illustrations.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅶ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅶ : Seasonal Customs of Korea
    • Written by David E. Shaffer
    • 2007 / 208pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-245-8

    The seasonal customs of Korea are the folk traditions of everyday life that have been repeated annually throughout the ages. As such, the residents of a particular community came to share a uniformity of everyday customs by living within the same natural environment and cultural setting. In this regard, seasonal customs are closely related to the rhythms of everyday life, and as the same customs are repeated at the same time every year, they accumulate and shape the common patterns in the people’s daily lives.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅷ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅷ : Buddhist Sculpture of Korea
    • Written by Kim Lena
    • 2007 / 223 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-243-4

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the Buddhist sculpture of Korea, from the Three Kingdoms Period through the Joseon Dynasty. Especially, the author provides in-depth descriptions of Buddhist sculpture from the Joseon era and demonstrates how Buddhist art remained alive and well in the everyday life of the common people.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅸ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅸ : Buddhist Architecture of Korea
    • Written by Kim Sung-woo
    • 2007 / 152 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-1-56591-226-7

    This book focuses on the role that architecture played in Korea’s Buddhist culture. While life at Buddhist temples and the austere practices of Buddhism can be a matter of spiritual complexity and religious consciousness, this book seeks to explain the physical characteristics of Buddhist-related architecture.

  • Korean Culture Series Ⅹ
    Korean Culture Series Ⅹ : Traditional Performing Arts of Korea
    • Written by Jeon Kyung-wook
    • 2008 / 160 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-89-86090-26-0

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical background, genres, and performers of the traditional performing arts of Korea, such as puppet plays, mask dramas, and Pansori, a uniquely Korean form of narrative song, which originated from the singing and dancing traditions of the ancient Korean people. It offers a detailed introduction to a variety of Korea’s traditional performing arts.

  • Korean Culture Series XI
    Korean Culture Series XI : Confucian Ritual Music of Korea
    • Written by Song Hye-jin
    • 2008 / 180 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-89-86090-28-4

    This book describes in detail the history of “he Rite to Royal Ancestors” the general background of Confucian sacrificial music and dance, and the musical characteristics of two types of sacrificial music transmitted in Korea. To help readers understand the procedures and the content of the ceremony and music, illustrations and a music CD are included.

  • Korean Culture Series XII
    Korean Culture Series XII : Korean Ceramics
    • Written by Kang Kyung-sook
    • 2008 / 232 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-89-86090-30-7

    Korean pottery may not be ornate, nor is it imposing in size, but it is distinguished by its infinite embrace of nature. Through a continued mutual exchange with China, Korea developed a ceramics style that captured the Korean spirit. The uniqueness of Korean ceramics stems from the austere humility of the earthenware, the jade-green color of Goryeo celadon, the wit of Joseon buncheong ware and the refined beauty of Joseon white porcelain.

  • Korean Culture Series XIII
    Korean Culture Series XIII : Korean Folk Dance
    • Written by Lee Byoung-ok
    • 2008 / 160 pages / 190x240mm
    • ISBN: 978-89-86090-31-4

    This is the first volume fully theorizing the Korean folk dance tradition. Folk dances from various regions are introduced and their characteristics are discussed. Korean dance reflects an accord between labor and art which connects work, shaman rites, amusements, and drama into one comprehensive art. This book also provides the underlying spirit of Korean folk dance and its profound spiritual background.

  • Korean Culture Series XIV
    Korean Culture Series XIV : Korea Court Dance
    • Written by Lee Heung-gu
    • 2010 / 140 pages / 190 x 240mm
    • ISBN: 978-89-86090-37-6

    This book provides descriptions, according to period and type, of the court dance performed at festive events of the Royal Court, from the Three Kingdoms period up through the Joseon Dynasty era. There is a particular emphasis on the court dance of the Joseon period based on a study of historical documents, including “Musical Canon of Joseon” (Akhak Gwebeom), a monograph on music from the “History of Goryeo” (Goryeosa Akji), and numerous royal protocols

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