Dress History of Korea: Critical Perspectives on Primary Sources (Hardcover)

Dress History of Korea: Critical Perspectives on Primary Sources By Kyunghee Pyun (Editor), Minjee Kim (Editor) Cover Image
By Kyunghee Pyun (Editor), Minjee Kim (Editor)
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Bringing together a wealth of primary sources and with contributions from leading experts, Dress History of Korea presents the most recent approaches to the interpretation of dress and fashion of Korea. Through close analysis of visual, written, and material sources-some newly excavated or recently re-discovered in global museums-the book reveals how dress and adornment evolved from the period of state formation to the modern era.

Authors with a range of academic and curatorial experience discuss the close relation of dress and adornments to the socio-political and cultural history of Korea and place the dress history of Korea within broader contexts in studies of fashion, material culture, museology, and costume design. As in other cultures, modern Korean fashion owes many of its styles to historic dress and this process of adaptation is explored within high fashion and popular culture contexts in ways that benefit historians, curators, and designers alike. With key materials newly available to global readers, Dress History of Korea is the indispensable guide to the study of Korean dress and fashion.

About the Author

Kyunghee Pyun is Assistant Professor in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, USA. Minjee Kim is an independent researcher based in San Francisco, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350143371
ISBN-10: 1350143375
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: May 18th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English