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Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK

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'A unique book of illustrations that is surprising in its color, beauty, and origins in the propaganda art of North Korea. Printed in North Korea paints a lively portrait of revolutionary North Korea as a utopia of color, beauty, fulfilled and educated workers and technology working in harmony with the natural world' - Korean Quarterly

A richly illustrated book exploring the beauty of North Korean visual art 

This incredible collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century is the only one of its kind in or outside North Korea. Depicting the everyday lives of the country's train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen, these unique lino-cut and woodblock prints are a fascinating way to explore the culture of this still virtually unknown country. Together, they are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea's artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.

Details
  • Author: Nick Bonner
  • Hardcover: 240 pages 
  • Date published: September 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN:  978-0714879239
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 21.3 cm
Reviews

'Artwork never before seen outside of the rogue state' - The Sunday Telegraph

'Nicholas Bonner's new book explores the beauty of North Korean visual art – and the role of woodblock and linocut prints in spreading propaganda' - Creative Review

'A fascinating look at a country that remains mysterious to many in the west, Printed in North Korea will captivate you with its abundance of beautiful images while giving you insight into life and propaganda inside the DPRK' - Art & Object

'A unique book of illustrations that is surprising in its color, beauty, and origins in the propaganda art of North Korea. Printed in North Korea paints a lively portrait of revolutionary North Korea as a utopia of color, beauty, fulfilled and educated workers and technology working in harmony with the natural world... Bonner hopes that readers' experiences with the book will invite a sense of fresh cultural engagement with North Korean people' - Korean Quarterly

'Printed in North Korea, sheds humanizing light on both the art and lives of talented North Korean artists... The 240 page hardback book looks as appealing as its contents are impressive [and] presents a one-of-a-kind look at life in the DPRK'―Type Magazine

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