Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum: A Complete Catalogue

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Cambridge 2006 Hardcover First Edition (Unstated). 392 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. Very slight crumpling at top of dustjacket. KOREA. The collection of ... Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is one of the finest outside the Far East, containing rich holdings of early unglazed ceramics, celadon stonewares of the Koryo dynasty, punch'ong wares and porcelains of the Choson dynasty, as well as items in glass, jade, bronze, brass, lacquer and wood. This catlogue of the Gompertz and other collections, compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, supplies detailed information on the artefacts and posits a dating system which will be useful to students and collectors of Korean art worldwide. The introductions to each type of ware represent important contributions to the subject, Essays on Korean culture and the technology of Korean ceramics set the works of art in historical context. A map of the kiln sites, a glossary of Korean terms and a list of reigns give useful backgrou Read more Show Less

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Including a representative range of ceramics from the fifth to the twentieth century and items in various other materials, the collection of Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is one of the finest outside of the Far East. Although Korea's ceramics equal China's in quality and technique, they are far less known. Compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, this richly illustrated catalog provides detailed information on each object, as well as background studies on Korean culture and ceramic technology.

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'…this work by Yun is invaluable for those who do not have the Korean language." — Apollo Magazine

“The Fitzwilliam Museum Korean Art collection discussed herein is considered one of the finest outside the Far East.[…] Noted Korean specialist Yun Yong-I has compiled a catalog noteworthy for its thoroughness […] More than 450 black-and-white photographs; 32 superb color plates; catalog numbers; glossary of Korean terms; awesome bibliography.” — Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521835923
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Series: Fitzwilliam Museum Publications Series
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Yun Yong-i is a distinguished expert in Korean art.

Regina Krahl is an independent researcher and specialist in Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean ceramics.

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Table of Contents

Foreword G. St G. M. Gompertz; Editor's preface Regina Krahl; Acknowledgements Duncan Robinson; Catalogue notes; Introduction: Korean culture and technology: Connoisseurs and artisans, a social view of Korean culture Martina Deuchler; The technology of Korean celadon wares Nigel Wood; Part I. Unglazed Ceramics: Introduction Youngsook Pak; Catalogue entries 1–9 Yun Yong-i; Part II. Celadon Stonewares of the Koryo Dynasty: Introduction Yun Yong-i; catalogue entries 10–148 Yun Yong-i; Part III. Punch'ong Wares and Porcelains of the Choson Dynasty: Introduction Younsook Pak; Catalogue entries 149–219 Yun Yong-i; Part IV. Various Works of Art: Introduction Youngsook Pak; Catalogue entries 220–233 Yun Yong-i; Concordances of accession and catalogue numbers; Table of reigns; Maps of kiln sites; Glossary of Korean terms; Bibliography.

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