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Korean Lacquer Art: Aesthetic Perfection

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Publisher Comments:

A traditional art form with a history spanning several thousand years, Korean lacquer art is prized for its inimitable artistic and technical perfection. Drawing on a display at the Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster, this beautifully illustrated book introduces readers to outstanding—and often extremely rare—examples of lacquer art, which involves adorning objects with tree sap and intricately inlaying them with shell, gold leaf, or pearl. Among the objects photographed for this book are works from the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties, particularly valued periods in the history of lacquer art known for vivid pieces inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
           

Each object in Korean Lacquer Art is described in considerable detail and extensively illustrated. Together with essays by renowned experts on the techniques used to create them, they present a picture of the multifaceted development of Korean lacquer art from its beginnings through the early twentieth century.

About the Author

Monika Koplin is director of the Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster. She is the author of European Lacquer: Selected Works from the Museum für Lackkunst Munster.
 

Table of Contents

Message of greeting

      Eva Müller

Foreword

      Dr Monika Kopplin

The Art of Early Korean Lacquer—From the beginnings of the Unified Silla Kingdom

      Margarete Prüch and Kyuhee Wahlen

Refined Craftsmanship and Exquisite Beauty—The art of lacquerwork in the Goryeo dynasty

      Patricia Frick

Tradition and Development—Laquerwork with mother-of-pearl inlay in the Joseon period

      Jihyun Hwang

Turban Snails and Abalone Shells—The technique of mother-of-pearl inlay on the Korean peninsula

      Kōji Kobayashi

Peonies and Cranes—Symbolism in mother-of-pearl decoration of Korean lacquerware

      Soon-Chim Jung

Catalogue

Goryeo Dynasty

    918-1392

Joseon Dynasty

    Early Joseon Dynasty: 15th-16th centuries

    Middle Joseon Dynasty: 17th-18th centuries

    Late Joseon Dynasty: 19th-20th centuries

Glossary

Reference List

Acknowledgements

Imprint

Illustration and map credits

Map of excavation sites

Product Details

ISBN:
9783777457819
Author:
Koplin, Monika
Publisher:
Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Author:
Kopplin, Monika
Author:
Frick, Patricia
Author:
Jung, Soon-Chim
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
185 color plates
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.75 x 9.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Style and Design

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