The publication of this general introduction to the art and archaeology of Korea coincides with the new permanent Korea gallery at the British Museum, promoting a wider interest in the country and its history. Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this book is readable and well illustrated. It and covers a vast time period from the Neolithic, c.6000 BC, to the present day. The remarkable culture of this country gradually unfolds through the descriptions and illustrations of Korean art, decorative objects, pottery and monuments, sculpture, crafts and ceramics.
Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)
Meet the Author
Jane Portal is a former curator of Curator, Chinese and Korean Collections at the British Museum. She is now Chair, Department of Asia, Oceania and Africa at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is author and co-author of a number of titles including The Terracotta Warriors with John Williams (British Museum Press, ), Chinese Art in Detail with Carol Michelson (British Museum Press, ) and Chinese Love Poetry (British Museum Press)