Wisdom of the earth : Korean architecture (A Homage to Korean Architecture-Wisdom of the Earth) - Two Volumes, Book and DVD
by Jeong Hyo-jeong, Won Young-in
Samsung Foundation of culture Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 2015. Softcover. Fine. Grey wraps with black lettering. 324 pp., full of mostly color illustrations; rigid grey board/paper covers to match book, with DVD housed in center and contents list inside front cover. Missing the 23-page booklet to accompany the DVD. Catalogue from the exhibition, held at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Homage to Korean Architecture: Wisdom of the Earth, "the museum's first ever devoted to Korean architecture, which embody the wisdom of our ancestors passed down over a thousand years. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Samsung Foundation of Culture, it is held in conjunction with a project to publish a photographic collection of Korean architecture as part of the Foundation's efforts to promote the country's traditional culture at home and around the world. The exhibition features photographs of royal palaces, Buddhist temples, and traditional houses taken by six prominent Korean photographers--Joo Myeong-duck, Bae Bien-u, Koo Bohn-chang, Kim Jae-gyeong, Seo Heun-kang, and Kim Do-kyun--with architecture-related old maps, paintings, artifacts, and replicas. The juxtaposition of such works reflects Leeum's defining mix of traditional and contemporary art. Taking full advantage of state-of-art information technology, including digital magnifiers and 3D images, the exhibition beautifully fuses tradition and modernity. It also reflects the spirit of the ancestors who placed paramount importance on the harmonious relationships among heaven, earth, and human beings, and to enhance visitors' understanding, explores traditional architecture under the categories of religious architecture, royal palaces, city walls, government offices, and the homes of ordinary people." - from the museum's web site. The book abridges an 11 volume set. The accompanying DVD "... presents a collection of High definition (HD) videos that deliver vivid images of beautiful works of Korean traditional architecture. This video collection, featuring live images of the ten selected architectural sites": Changdeokgung -- Jongmyo -- Hwaseong Fortress -- Tongdosa -- Bulguksa -- Haeinsa -- Seonamsa -- Dosan Seowon -- Yangdong Village -- Soswaewon.
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