Beyond Line

Beyond Line The Art of Korean Writing

Hardback (03 Jun 2019)

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Synopsis

Offering an extraordinary window into Korean culture, this magnificent volume brings a multidisciplinary approach to the history of Korean writing-from the earliest texts from the Three Kingdoms period to its use in contemporary art. Beyond Line discusses the social and cultural conditions that led to the creation of calligraphic works by a wide range of people, including kings, queens, scholar-officials, painters, monks, and even slaves. It also explores the variety of materials employed in the creation of the art-from paper, ink, and bamboo to ceramics, silk, and metal. In addition, it looks at how calligraphy was used both to maintain Korea's historical class structure and, as literacy spread, to incite social change for women, merchants, and other segments of society. The authors explore how the invention of the hangeul phonetic script led to a more global identity for Korea, and how this script continues to shape contemporary art and design. Beyond Line illuminates the beauty, strength, and historical significance of calligraphy in Korean culture.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791358147
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 745.61995707479493
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 407
Weight: 2474g
Height: 323mm
Width: 219mm
Spine width: 44mm