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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...

Printing in Pre-Modern Korea

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Printing in Korea began with woodblock printing in the beginning of the eighth century, and a large number of woodblock prints were produced under the influence of Buddhism. During the Goryeo dynasty (935–1392), movable metal type...

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...

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...

Traditional Culture of Korea

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Korean traditional culture may be characterized by flexibility and a welcoming attitude toward nature. Korea has proven its strength for seven thousand years in its limited land and in its experience of peaceful coexistence between...

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...

Korean Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...(In this article, Korea represents the whole Korean Peninsula before 1945 and the Republic of Korea [South Korea] thereafter.)Since the opening of Korea in 1876 and the Gabo Reform in 1894, Western civilization and material culture were...

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...