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Aesthetic Categories and Changing Ideas of “Design” in Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The process of developing aesthetic consciousness, of bringing it to a conceptual level, and of establishing an aesthetic category has been a difficult one for Koreans. Early writing offers little guidance. Over the past 140 years the task...

Drawing and Painting in Pre-Modern Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korean painting and drawing throughout the pre-modern period displayed a recurring openness to the natural world, a subtle mastery of color, and an often vigorous and expressive style. Caught between two powerful neighbors, China and Japan,...

Society, Tradition, and Modern History in North Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was established in 1948. From its founding, social relations, daily life, politics, and culture were claimed to be ordered as a complete break from the dynastic and colonial past, but many...

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Haruhiko Fujita

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Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christine Guth

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Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jae-Joon Han

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Wendy Siuyi Wong

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design is the first English-language encyclopedia dedicated to the study of Asian design in all its rich diversity. It provides a reference work for professionals, scholars, students, and general readers who...

Architecture and City Planning in Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...For Koreans, site took precedence over construction. The natural properties of a site were carefully studied for their suitability for a particular settlement or building. This task was guided by the theories of pungsu (Chinese: fengshui...

The Natural and Social Environment and Historical Background of Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Korean peninsula is located between 33 and 43 degrees north latitude, 124 and 132 degrees east longitude, and shares the Yellow Sea with China to the west and the East Sea (also known as the Sea of Japan) with Japan to the east. Despite...

Traditional Forms, Colors, and Patterns of Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...We live among various man-made objects and artworks such as paintings, sculptures, architecture, furniture, machines, household items, clothes, and accessories. Undoubtedly, it was possible for all these objects, or goods, around us...

Design and Culture in Modern North Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been a highly mobilized society since its establishment in 1948. The Korean Workers’ Party (KWP) is the official ruling body, dominating the production of visual and material culture...

Calligraphy in Pre-Modern Korea

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korea’s place within the Chinese cultural sphere led to its adoption of Chinese characters (for which the Korean term is Hanja) as its early writing system. An appreciation of the varying forms of treatment of characters by Chinese...

Religious and Traditional Ideas of Korea in Design

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korean religion and tradition are closely intertwined and this fact has helped to establish the uniqueness of Korean culture. Both still influence the daily life of Korean people. Before the 1890s, when Korea opened its gates to the West...