Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea (Korean Culture Series #1) Softcover


Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea deals with issues of tradition, modernity, and identity in modern and contemporary Korean art. On a deeper level, this is one of the only books of its kind in English that exposes readers to specific artists and their works, an especially useful resource for those who wish to know more than just surface level facts about Korean art.

  1. Introduction
  2. Colonial Modernity Contested
    1) The Emergence of Modern Art and Artists
    2) Expressions of Modernity
    3) Art Exhibitions
  3.  The Spread of International Modernism
    1) Reconstruction and Post-Korean War Art
    2) Korean Art Informel
  4.  Identity and Tradition Reconsidered
    1) The Monochrome Art Movement
    2) Minjung Art
    3) Revival of and Innovation in Ink Painting
  5. Today’s Contemporary Korean Art
    1) The Lure of International Art
    2) Korean Artists Overseas
  6. The Other Half : Art in North Korea
    List of Illustrations
110 pp.
LC# 2005925087
Softcover 19 x 24 cm
ISBN-13: 9781565912175
ISBN-10: 1565912179

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