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Stone, Walls and Paths

A Study in Korean Architecture

Stone, Walls and Paths
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  • Item/ISBN: 9788973006236
  • Publisher: Ewha
  • Year: 2005
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Pages: 100
  • Language: English
  • Class: Buch

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The book investigates the architectural and artistic significances stones have in the traditional Korean buildings. Far more than common building material, the book argues, stones (and the handling of them) demonstrate both the aesthetics of technical artistry and the aesthetics of temperance. Under this light, the book views the wall as an extended form of stones, defines the selfless harmony its distinct feature. In order to understand and appreciate such a feature, the book concludes, the wall of the traditional Korean building must be examined within a broad spectrum of Korean thoughts and philosophy that harbor such diverse aesthetic notions as beauty, pleasure, Gyo, birth and death, True Suchness.

“The Spirit of Korean Cultural Roots” series has been planned as part of the projects to figure out the source and the characteristics of Korean culture in general. The publisher of the series plans to release a total of 100 volumes (50 in Korean and 50 in English) by the year 2009 to precisely deal with various topics related to traditional Korean cultures - including literature, history, music, fine art, craft, furniture, food, costumes, architecture, and plays - under one grand theme. Pursuing openness and professionalism, these volumes finally aim to help readers understand Korean culture more deeply. One of the merits of this series is that it comes closer to the readers through its unique editing with small-size format and with abundant visual materials. One of the characteristics is that the series offer English translations with a view to contribute to the globalization of Korean culture abroad.

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