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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL)
History of Korean Design, Decorative Arts, and Material Culture
History of Korean Design
Fall 2017
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Lee Talbot, Curator, The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
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How objects and environments such as architecture, domestic artifacts, gardens, food ways, vehicles, musical instruments, and clothing shape Korean life experience and forge personal and cultural identities.
• Assess and understand developments in Korea's cultural history as expressed through its tangible heritage.
• Visually recognize significant Korean artefacts and stylistic developments in the history of Korean decorative arts and design.
• Evaluate themes and approaches to the study of design and material culture in Korea, using appropriate vocabulary.
• Demonstrate understanding of the chronological framework for the development of Korean decorative arts and design.
• Assess critically the political, social and religious contexts for the design, production, and use of decorative arts objects in Korea.
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There is no GW course similar to this. This course is unique in that it centers on functional objects rather than artworks, focusing not on aesthetics, but rather on objects as expressions of everyday life in Korea, and the social, cultural, and historical developments that informed the design of built environments in Korea.
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