Korea Style

Korea Style

Book - 2006
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Interior designers, architects, and anyone interested in garnering ideas for design will enjoy the superb photos and lengthy captions and descriptions of 24 homes in Korea that are unified in combining traditional Korean forms, furniture, and style with contemporary western ones. The volume is oversized (9.25x12.25") and showcases 24 homes, many of art collectors (with photos of their collections), one of an artist's studio, one of a museum of locks, and some of historic buildings that have been renovated. Not indexed. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Tuttle Pub
With over 500 stunning photographs, this design book reveals the relatively unknown but unique aesthetics of Korea.

Korea Style reveals the intrinsic elements of Korean design; simplicity, moderation, constraint, and a deep respect for all things natural. Despite the filtering of Japanese and Western design ideas into Korea over the millennia, the peninsula has maintained its own identity and is gaining recognition for its own particular "style." Spatial, spiritual and material qualities are reflected in the simple beauty of its architectural design, while classic objects that immediately distinguish themselves as being uniquely Korean are used with distinctive flair in interior design and decoration.

Korea Style is the first book devoted to the country's architecture and interior design-featuring twenty-two exceptional homes, studios and public and heritage buildings. They range from vernacular to cutting-edge creations and are a celebration of the country's natural landscape, arts and crafts and architectural heritage juxtaposed with a drive towards invention, experimentation and individuality.
Reveals the intrinsic elements of Korean design: simplicity, moderation, constraint, and a deep respect for all things natural

Publisher: Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2006
Description: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9780804837507
Branch Call Number: 747.095195 Iwa
Additional Contributors: Kim, Unsoo.


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