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Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Stephen Little, Museum Associates

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Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing (Book)
Title: Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Author: Virginia Moon
Author: Stephen Little
Editor: N/A
Abstract: Offering an extraordinary window into Korean culture, Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing brings a multidisciplinary approach to the history of Korean writing--from the earliest texts from the Three Kingdoms period to its use in contemporary art. This volume discusses the social and cultural conditions that led to the creation of calligraphic works by a wide range of people, including kings, queens, officials, scholars, painters, monks, and even slaves. It also explores the variety of materials employed in the creation of the art--from paper, ink, and bamboo to ceramics, silk, and metal. In addition, it looks at how calligraphy was used both to maintain Korea's historical class structure and, as literacy spread, to incite social change for women, merchants, and other segments of society. The authors explore how the invention of the hangeul phonetic script led to a more global identity for Korea, and how this script continues to shape contemporary art and design. Beyond Line illuminates the restrained beauty, strength, and flexibility of Korean calligraphy.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.thelacmastore.org/collections/exhibition-catalogues/products/beyond-line-the-art-of-korean-writing
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Access Model: Open Access
Publisher: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and DelMonico Books, an imprint of Prestel
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9783791358147
Translator: N/A
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing (Exhibition)
Title: Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing
Curator: Virginia Moon
Curator: Stephen Little
Abstract: Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing will be the first exhibition held outside of Asia to focus on the history of writing and calligraphy in Korea. Believed to mirror one’s qualities as a human being in ways unmatched by any other art, calligraphy has long been considered one of the highest art forms in Korea. This exhibition, organized both conceptually and chronologically, explores the role of calligraphy in different strata of Korean society over nearly two millennia, and includes works both in hanja (Chinese ideographic characters) and hangeul (the unique Korean phonetic script). The lives and legacies of writers and calligraphers will be examined through works by kings and queens, officials and scholars, painters and monks, and even slaves. The exhibition also explores Korea’s innovations in woodblock printing during the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and in movable metal type during the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897). Due to the rarity of several of the international loans, Beyond Line will only be on view at LACMA—making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/beyond-line
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