|In grand style : celebrations in Korean art during the Joseon dynasty / Hyonjeong Kim Han ; with essays by Kumja Paik Kim, Moon-sik Kim, Jaebin Yoo.|
Cover title in Korean: Chosŏn wangsil, chanch'i rŭl yŏlda.
Catalog of the exhibition held in San Francisco at the Asian Art Museum -- Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, October 25, 2013-January 12, 2014.
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition In grand style: celebrations in Korean art during the Joseon dynasty, presented at the Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, October 25, 2013-January 12, 2014"--T.p. verso.
"This exhibition was organized by the Asian Art Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-239).
Contents: Map of the City of Hanyang (Seoul) -- Rulers of the Joseon Dynasty -- Map of the Korean Peninsula -- To be a king in the Joseon Dynasty -- King Taejo and the formation of the Joseon Dynasty -- Placenta jars -- To become a crown prince -- Sun, moon, and five peaks screen -- Royal throne -- King Gojong and the thirteen years of Korean Empire -- To become a king in the Joseon Dynasty / Moon-Sik Kim -- Royal procession and banquets -- King Yeongjo to King Jeongjo -- King Jeongjo's procession to his father's tomb in Hwaseong -- The royal procession and events in Hwaseong -- Royal procession back to Hanyang (Seoul) -- Royal protocol for King Jeongjo's visit to Hwaseong in 1795 -- Palanquin of a king -- The politics of art under King Jeongjo exemplified by "Events from King Jeongjo's visit to Hwaseong in 1795" / Jaebin Yoo -- Power of women at the court -- Celebration for King Heonjong's wedding -- Royal banquet for King Sunjo -- Fifty-ninth birthday banquets for Elder Queen Mother Sunwon -- Sixtieth birthday banquets for Queen Mother Sinjeong -- Royal accessories of the consort of Imperial Prince Yeong, Crown Princess Uimin of Korea -- Beyond birthday banquets: celebrations, arts, and politics of queens in nineteenth-century Korea -- Life and celebrations of the elite -- Commenorative album of King Sukjong's entry into the Honorary Elders Assembly -- Welcoming ceremonies for the Governor of Pyeong-an -- Highlights of an illustrious lifetime -- Weddings in Korea -- Kim Hongdo: the theme of celebrating a man's life / Kumja Paik Kim.
"In Korea, life milestones have traditionally been celebrated with festivals and feasts. Such celebrations helped to define and honor an individual's identity. Based on a 2009 exhibition at the National Museum of Korea, the exhibition at the Asian Art Museum that this book documents incorporates new findings and researches. Co-organized by the Asian and the NMK, the show--which opens in San Francisco in October 2013--presents rare and exquisite objects drawn from some ten museums in Korea. Highlights include a ten-panel folding screen of Celebrations on the Crown Prince's Birth from 1874, a portrait of Emperor Gojong from 1897, a Royal Procession to the Royal Tomb at Hwaseong from 1795, and kings' thrones and palanquins. The book documents Korea's taste for splendor and grandeur. It explores the meaning and obligations of kingship, the elite culture of the court and the upper class during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), and the complex roles of women in organizing and presenting elaborate celebrations, in the grandest of styles."--Publisher description.