Korea: as seen by Magnum photographers

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W.W. Norton & Co., 2009 - History - 303 pages
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South Korea, with its craggy hillsides, gnarled trees, and ancient temples, is steeped in tradition yet, at the same time, is thoroughly modern--the tenth-ranking industrial power in the world. Its capital city, Seoul, is one of the most populous cities in the world and home to such cutting-edge buildings as the Samsung Tower Palace.

The beautiful landscape and day-to-day details of life in South Korea are depicted here in images taken by the photographers of Magnum--the famed cooperative whose members are among the greatest photographers of our time. Here we see a rich culture that both respects a dynamic cultural history and celebrates the latest trends in fashion, technology, and architecture. These extraordinary photographs are set in their historical context by an insightful text by historian Bruce Cumings.

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User Review  - Lisa Eggers - Goodreads

The photographs in this book are outstanding, 5 stars to that. But the set-up of this book is weird. Why are all the captions in the back of the book??? I had to read the whole book with my hand in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Margarite Baltruweit - Goodreads

The beautiful landscape and day-to-day details of life in South Korea are depicted here in images taken by the photographers of Magnumthe famed cooperative whose members are among the greatest photographers of our time. Read full review

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Bruce Cumings is a writer, educator, and expert on Asian history and international relations. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. Cumings taught history and politics at Northwestern University and served as director of Northwestern's Center for International and Comparative Studies. His studies of Korea resulted in several books, including Korea's Place in the Sun and a two-volume set, The Origins of the Korean War. Cumings served as a historical consultant to a Thames Television production, Korea: The Unknown War. He recounted censorship problems the production faced from the Public Broadcasting System upon its release in the book War and Television. Cumings is the Norman and Edna Freehling Professor of History at the University of Chicago.

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