Tokyo / New York / San Francisco: Kodansha International Ltd, 1986. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. VG- (DJ has aged slightly on lighter portions; book block has a stain in top corner that does not affect page surfaces; otherwise clean.). Maroon cloth, gilt letters on spine, cream & color illus. dust jacket, 192 pp., color & BW illus., plus line drawings. "Though there has long been need for a clear guide to the intricacies of this marvelous furniture, this is the first systematic survey of Korean furniture in any language. The 152 plates depict a wide variety of objects of the highest quality, artless folk as well as flamboyant aristocratic pieces, and set a standard for appreciation and evalution. The 106 figures illustrate the research of the authors into traditional Korean houses and life-styles as well as woods, joinery, metal fittings, and woodworker's tools. This pioneering book provides a grand overview of one of the world's great furniture traditions." (dj).
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