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Posted February 6, 2002
As wonderfully illustrated with beautiful photographs of Korean objects and authentic illustrations, the explanations, I felt, are equally lacking. The translator felt the need to state that many Koreans disagree with the author's interpretations. It seemed to me, as a Korean, that the prose style as well as content were inauthentic in tone; inaccurately representing the mindset of the Korean people. Koreans are a pragmatic people and are not prone to attach elaborate ceremony or philosophical meaning to every day objects. The book is full of philosophical musings and personal memories without (for me) enough historical descriptions or context.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.