Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 - Museum Bookstore

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910

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Treasures of Korea at The Philadelphia Art Museum and LACMA

This beautifully illustrated catalogue is the first major publication outside of Korea to survey art from the world's longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, which reigned on the Korean peninsula from 1392 to 1910

The Joseon dynasty left a substantial legacy for modern Korea, influencing contemporary etiquette, cultural norms, and societal attitudes. Including colour images of some 200 masterworks from major Korean public and private collections, this companion book to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at LACMA, offers readers a detailed look at the fascinating art of the Joseon, including prints, paintings, calligraphy, books, ceramics, sculptures, metal works, and costumes and textiles.

The book is organised around five key themes: the king and his court, Joseon society, ancestral rites, Buddhism in a Confucian society, and Joseon in modern times.

  • Author: Hyunsoo Woo, Associate Curator of Korean Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Date published: May 2014
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-0300204124
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm