Электронная библиотека
Ars Asiatica

Art and Culture of Korea. Guidebook

Ирина Елисеева




The book, new release in a series of guides to the permanent exhibitions at the State Museum of Oriental Art, is devoted to the culture and art of Korea. The brief introduction offers an account of the history behind the collection and the milestones in the evolution of Korean culture. Through the artworks featured in the permanent exhibition, the author examines the major arts and crafts of the nation, their ideological and worldview underpinnings, and artistic peculiarities. The book seeks to broaden the readers' scope of knowledge about the traditional lifestyle of Koreans, their ethical norms, and aesthetic ideals and is meant for everyone with an interest in Oriental art and culture.