Seoul Sketches: A Visual Sketch of the Yi Dynasty by Charlotte Rountree
"SEOUL SKETCHES is a different type of book about Seoul. This book, unlike the numerous detailed historical books available in English, provides an artistic interpretation of life during the Yi Dynasty. Now the bustling modern capital of Korea, Seoul is still home to numerous palaces, shrines, pavilions, and artifacts that embodied the reigns of the Yi Kings. Withstanding the remarkable growth of the city, these historic treasures still exist as symbols of Korea's rich history and tradition. This book is a visual and narrative sketch of the architectural treasures that link the past with the present. By seeing these remarkable structures and reading about their functions during the Yi Dynasty years, you can sense the drama of the events that have unfolded over the past 600 years."