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The Ten Symbols of Longevity
     

The Ten Symbols of Longevity

by Charles Lachman, Richard Gehrke (Photographer)
 

The ten symbols of longevity – rocks, water, clouds, sun, pine trees, turtles, deer, cranes, bamboo, and fungus – represent a ubiquitous theme in the Joseon-period (1392–1910) visual culture of Korea. This volume examines a large ten-panel foldingscreen landscape, created by an unknown court artist and intended for use in a Korean palace. Such

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The ten symbols of longevity – rocks, water, clouds, sun, pine trees, turtles, deer, cranes, bamboo, and fungus – represent a ubiquitous theme in the Joseon-period (1392–1910) visual culture of Korea. This volume examines a large ten-panel foldingscreen landscape, created by an unknown court artist and intended for use in a Korean palace. Such screens of the ten symbols were often used in a ceremonial capacity for celebrations of the new year, palace banquets, and significant anniversaries.

This book provides an introduction to the ten-symbols theme in Korean art and a historical and critical context for a particular screen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295986579
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
The Collection in Context
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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