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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...

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...

Concepts of Modern Design in Korea since the Twentieth Century

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Design is the result of both the process and outcome of individual and social understanding and faith toward the world, and therefore is a material form humans use to concretely shape their experience. In the context of this definition...

Woodwork, Ceramics, and Metalwork in Pre-Modern Korea

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Crafts have received much emphasis in Korean art history. The standard of crafts was exceptional in all fields, and their impact considerable in Korean life and art. Especial achievements were in woodwork, lacquerware inlaid...

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...