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Dokkaebi: Korean Motifs [Hardcover]

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The Dokkaebi, Korean goblins who have soft spots for pretty girls and hedonistic feasts, thrive in folktales and as gargoyle-like ornamental totems. Throughout Korean history, they have been interpreted as evil spirits, bogeymen or ghosts of the dead, but always phantoms that bewitch, play tricks on, and make fun of human beings with their grim, uncommon powers and strange talents. Some are said to look very much like humans, some like fantastic animals, and some like dragon-esque hybrids. Here, source photographs of traditional representations accompany stark, strikingly tattoo-like black-and-white designs based on them, which are interleaved on glossy pages. A must-have for anyone interested in Asian art, mythological creatures or tattoos.

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Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12" Width: 9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   2.95 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2006
Publisher   Wasmuth
ISBN  3803006570  
ISBN13  9783803006578  

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > Asian
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Medieval
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Graphic Arts > General

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For art design; light in text  Nov 20, 2007
This book is really intended for those looking to use the provided motif artwork for use in art design, tattoo work, etc... Each motif has a black/white photo of it in its original context (be it from a door, or clay tile) and then in a clean 2D black/white print, separated by tissue paper. Little detail is provided for each work other than the period and title. Back of the book contains a brief essay (provided in both English and Korean) on the cultural significance of the mythical creature, Dokkaebi. Analysis is interesting yet clearly not the intention of the book and too superficial for any serious understanding of the creature's historical or modern day relevance.

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