Korean art experienced a significant rift as the Korean War ripped through the peninsula during the 1950s. Technically, the two countries are still at war with the demilitarized zone serving as one of the tensest locations in the entire world. To better understand this rift, the book Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction by Yeon Shim Chung, Sunjung Kim, Kimberly Chung & Keith B. Wagner echoes the fallout through the eyes of Korean artists. The book is a beautifully bound and detailed addition to any art history collection.
The authors who have chronicled the legacy of these artists have put together an anthology in this hardback book that offers 410 illustrations and gallery-quality prints. Each piece captures a moment from the beginning of the artistic split in Korea and how it has shifted over the last seventy years. This 360-page book is expertly bound and provides in-depth information you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. The book will be shipped beginning March 25th.