Pathways to Korean Culture : Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392 - 1910

Pathways to Korean Culture : Paintings of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392 - 1910

Description

Introducing the major works and currents of Joseon painting, Pathways to Korean Culture explores the various social, cultural and political perspectives of this dynamic, dynastic era (1392-1910), uncovering the fascinating history of more than 500 years of Korean art and visual culture. In this book Burglind Jungmann examines an array of themes and aspects of the art world of the Joseon dynasty, from the ink painting tradition of the literati elite to the role of women as both patrons and artists. She looks at the various roles of paintings in Joseon Korea, where they were as important for foreign exchange as they were as a means of escapism, and she explores the dynasty's overarching Confucian ideology, which was constantly at odds with the culture's Buddhist projects. The book investigates select clusters of objects to shed light on the multiple layers of personal, intellectual, aesthetic, religious, sociopolitical and economic contexts in which they are embedded.From palace decorations to established artworks, this book takes a sweeping, comprehensive look at Korean culture and history, exploring its engagement with the West, its political affiliations with China and its unique range of artists.


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Details

Author(s)
Burglind Jungmann
Format
Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions
190 x 250 x 33.02mm | 1,437.89g
Publication date
15 Nov 2014
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
150 colour, 30 black & white
ISBN10
1780233671
ISBN13
9781780233673
Bestsellers rank
536,204