Hanok: The Korean House by Nani ParkHanok: The Korean House by Nani Park

Hanok: The Korean House

byNani Park, Robert J. FouserPhotographerJongkeun Lee

Hardcover | April 24, 2018

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Now Available at a Lower PriceAppreciate the understated glamour and traditional comfort in this collection of the most excellent examples of timeless Korean architecture. Hanok: The Korean House provides new insights on the stylish traditional Korean homes that are experiencing a resurgence of popularity in Seoul today. While the exteriors of these houses are indistinguishable from traditional hanok built decades ago, the insides have entirely changed and adapted with the times. Korea is a nation that has radically transformed itself in recent decades, yet amidst the glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, the Korean design of the hanok still survives and plays a surprisingly important role. This book showcases 12 very special hanok that have been selected to reflect the Korea of today.The original hanok design has not changed. Traditional craftsman-made materials of stone, wood, and clay are still the only components used in these houses. They also incorporate natural elements such as wind and sunlight, and baesanimsu (better known in its Chinese form as feng shui) is used to position the hanok in harmony with the natural forces and geographical features of the site. Each hanok has a unique story to tell, and this book studies the personality of each house from the point of view of its owners, many of whom are talented devotees of Korean architecture themselves.Each of the Korean homes in Hanok: The Korean House was thoughtfully researched and photographed with the intention of giving the reader a feel for a culture reconciling its modern tendencies with its traditional roots.
Nani Park was born in Korea, but grew up in Hawaii, which gives her the special perspective as an insider and outsider in Korea. Currently residing in Seoul, she started this project when she realized there was a lack of well-made books on Hanok in the market. Nani grew up in a hanok when she was young and wanted to share her experienc...
Title:Hanok: The Korean HouseFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:176 pages, 10 × 9 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:10 × 9 × 0.7 inPublished:April 24, 2018Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804850461

ISBN - 13:9780804850469


Editorial Reviews

The authors, in Hanok: The Korean House, have examined a variety of hanoks-not just the historical residences in which aristocrats lived-many of which have been improved and renovated to meet changes in the country's climate, as well as the residents' practical needs." - The Korea Times "The book by award-winning illustrator and art educator Nani Park takes readers inside 12 beautiful hanok in Korea." - Korea JoongAng Daily "Nani Park's book, Hanok: The Korean House, gives us an insight into twelve very special Hanok that reflect today's Korea-a country that's putting a modern twist on traditional values. While the exteriors of these houses are indistinguishable from Hanok built decades ago, the interior designs have been completely updated." -Asia Society, Korea Center"A well-presented, detailed view of traditional Korean domestic architecture overlooked until now." - Library Journal " Hanok: The Korean House showcases twelve very special Hanok (with awesome pictorials), provides new insights into the stylish traditional homes ( hanok ) that are increasingly popular in Seoul today." - K-popped! blog"[T]he stupendous photographs by Jongkeun Lee need to be oogled over in great detail for full appreciation Talk about an ideal concept of home! I'm totally ready to move in. I know, I know. Keep dreaming. Or, at least, start planning -inspiration begins right here." - Smithsonian BookDragon " Hanok: The Korean House is a work of art in itself. This book lets us step into an underground world of Korean interior design, one that has adapted to contemporary culture while also preserving traditional elements of Korean architecture and style." - DIYDesignMom blog"Jongjeun Lee's beautiful photographs bring to life the sanctuary like quality of these spaces. This book indeed portrays the richness of the Korean built culture." - Better Interiors Magazine "