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Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum

Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum
A Complete Catalogue


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G. St G. M. Gompertz, Regina Krahl, Duncan Robinson, Martina Deuchler, Nigel Wood, Youngsook Pak, Yun Yong-i
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  • Date Published: April 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521835923

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  • The collection of Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest outside the Far East, containing rich holdings of early unglazed ceramics, celadon stonewares of the Koryo dynasty, punch'ong wares and porcelains of the Choson dynasty as well as items in glass, jade, bronze, brass, lacquer and wood. This catalogue, compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, supplies detailed information on the artefacts and posits a dating system which will be useful to students and collectors of Korean art worldwide. The introductions to each type of ware represent important contributions to the subject. Essays on Korean culture and the technology of Korean ceramics set the works of art in historical context. The finest examples of each type of ware are represented in 32 pages of colour illustrations and over 450 black and white photographs show varied views of the specimens.

    • Catalogue of rich and relatively unknown collection of Korean art
    • Lavishly illustrated with colour plates and black and white photographs
    • Essays on different types of ware by leading experts in Korean art
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this work by Yun is invaluable for those who do not have the Korean language.' Apollo Magazine

    'Having waited more than ten years for the publication of this book, it is good to read essays on ceramics … that bring long-overdue information to an English-language audience.' Burlington Magazine

    'It was the hope of Gompertz that such a catalogue would make people more familiar with this outstanding and far too little-known tradition of ceramic manufacture. This impressively researched catalogue of a fine collection will set the standard for many years to come.' Reference Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521835923
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 285 x 226 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.674kg
    • contains: 458 b/w illus. 32 colour illus. 3 maps 8 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword G. St G. M. Gompertz
    Editor's preface Regina Krahl
    Acknowledgements Duncan Robinson
    Catalogue notes
    Introduction: Korean culture and technology: Connoisseurs and artisans, a social view of Korean culture Martina Deuchler
    The technology of Korean celadon wares Nigel Wood
    Part I. Unglazed Ceramics: Introduction Youngsook Pak
    Catalogue entries 1–9 Yun Yong-i
    Part II. Celadon Stonewares of the Koryo Dynasty: Introduction Yun Yong-i
    catalogue entries 10–148 Yun Yong-i
    Part III. Punch'ong Wares and Porcelains of the Choson Dynasty: Introduction Younsook Pak
    Catalogue entries 149–219 Yun Yong-i
    Part IV. Various Works of Art: Introduction Youngsook Pak
    Catalogue entries 220–233 Yun Yong-i
    Concordances of accession and catalogue numbers
    Table of reigns
    Maps of kiln sites
    Glossary of Korean terms

  • Author

    Yong-i Yun, Wonkwang University, Korea
    Yun Yong-i is a distinguished expert in Korean art.


    Regina Krahl
    Regina Krahl is an independent researcher and specialist in Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean ceramics.


    Youngsook Pak, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

    Roderick Whitfield, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


    G. St G. M. Gompertz, Regina Krahl, Duncan Robinson, Martina Deuchler, Nigel Wood, Youngsook Pak, Yun Yong-i

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