Sacred Wood

Pae, Pyŏng-u (Book - 2009)
Sacred Wood

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With his meditative landscape photographs, which have an almost calligraphic quality, Seoul-based Bae Bien-U is one of Korea's best known artists, and has influenced a generation of photographers during his many years of teaching. He first rose to prominence in his country with his series--ongoing for the past two decades--depicting pine groves, which are plentiful, as the pine is Korea's national tree, representing longevity. Beginning with a selection of images taken near Gyeongju's Silla Dynasty burial mounds, this stunning large-format volume assembles images from the entire series, which were shot exclusively in natural light, both day and night. Natural effects like fog and filtered sunlight add to the expressionistic quality of the images, which recall Western Romanticism but reflect a characteristically Korean visual vocabulary. This volume is published concurrently with an exhibition at London's Phillips de Pury & Company.
Authors: Pae, Pyŏng-u, 1950-
Title: Sacred wood
Publisher: Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, c2009
Characteristics: 118 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,29 x 34 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Bae, Bien-U ; with essays by Wonkyung Byun and Thomas Wagner
Notes: Published in conjunction with exhibitions at Phillips de Pury & Company, London, Oct. 27-Nov. 19, 2008; Bozar Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Oct. 10, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009; and Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich, Feb.-May, 2009
ISBN: 9783775722834
Branch Call Number: 779.092 P126s 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Pae, Pyŏng-u, 1950- Exhibitions Photography, Artistic Exhibitions Landscape photography Korea (South) Exhibitions Pine Korea (South) Pictorial works Exhibitions
Topical Term: Photography, Artistic
Landscape photography
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Curved and sinuous trunks wind through mountain mist in these photos of one pine forest in Korea, taken over a span of 25 years.

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