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Arts of Korea: MFA Highlights

Text by Jane Portal, Suhyung Kim.

Featured image, a gourd-shaped ewer with inlaid grapevine from the Goryeo Period (13th century) is reproduced from <I>Arts of Korea</I>, alongside the descriptive text in the left sidebar.
Arts of Korea celebrates historical Korean art through 100 works from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The MFA has one of the finest collections of Korean art outside of East Asia, with particularly superb holdings of high-quality stoneware and lacquerware of the Koryo and Yi dynasties, Bronze Age funerary objects and Buddhist paintings and sculptures. Many of the objects in this book were originally intended for everyday use and tell a story not only about the people who used or collected these boxes, mirrors, jars, tiles and trays, but also about the people who made them. Set to coincide with the MFA’s long-awaited Korean Gallery renovation, this is an affordable yet unique addition to any Asian art library, with essays that offer an ideal introduction to the history of Korean art.

Featured image, a gourd-shaped ewer with inlaid grapevine from the Goryeo Period (13th century) is reproduced from Arts of Korea, alongside the descriptive text in the left sidebar.

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"This tall wine ewer in the shape of an elongated gourd originally had a lid and might also have been accompa¬nied by a warming basin. The ewer has a particularly elegant shape, a long spout, and a beautiful handle that resembles part of a grapevine. The decoration of grapevines, leaves, and grapes, executed in a combination of inlay and reverse-inlay techniques, covers the entire surface of the vessel. The background surface was scraped away and inlaid with white slip so the leaves and vines stand out in green. Then the veins of the leaves were inlaid in black. The grapes are outlines in white slip that were filled in with black slip. In some rare examples of this design, the grapes are filled in with underglaze red.
Grapes were introduced to Asia from the West along the Silk Road, first to China during the Tang Dynasty and some time thereafter to Korea. Grapevines became a popular subject for Korean artists and craftsmen, who used them through the nineteenth century on ceramics, lacquer, and paintings. The frequent combination of grapevine motifs with frolicking children has suggested to some scholars that the subject has an origin in Clas¬sical Bacchanalian imagery, and that its significance was transformed in Korea to symbolize abundance and many offspring."

- Excerpt describing a gourd-shaped ewer with inlaid grapevine, featured at right, is reproduced from Arts of Korea.

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Arts of Ancient Nubia: MFA Highlights

ARTS OF ANCIENT NUBIA: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Denise M. Doxey.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468539 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 9/25/2018
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European Painting and Sculpture After 1800

EUROPEAN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE AFTER 1800

Text by Emily A. Beeny, Marietta Cambareri.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468409 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 7/26/2016
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Contemporary Art: MFA Highlights

CONTEMPORARY ART: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Al Miner, Liz Munsell, Edward Saywell, Emily Zilber.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468164 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 1/26/2016
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European Decorative Arts

EUROPEAN DECORATIVE ARTS

Text by Thomas Michie.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878468225 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 1/27/2015
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Arts of China: MFA Highlights

ARTS OF CHINA: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Hiromi Kinoshita.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467891 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
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Photography: MFA Highlights

PHOTOGRAPHY: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Anne Havinga, Karen Haas, Nancy Keeler.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466764 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 8/1/2007
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Conservation: MFA Highlights

CONSERVATION: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Richard Newman.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467297 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 10/31/2011
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Arts of Korea: MFA Highlights

ARTS OF KOREA: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Jane Portal, Suhyung Kim.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467884 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 1/31/2013
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American Paintings: MFA Highlights

AMERICAN PAINTINGS: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Text by Janet Comey, Elliot Davis, Karen Quinn, Ellen Roberts, Carol Troyen, Erica Hirshler.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466603 | US $19.95

Pub Date: 9/2/2003
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Musical Instruments: MFA Highlights

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Essay by Darcy Kuronen.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878466740 | US $19.95

Pub Date: 7/2/2004
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Native American Art: MFA Highlights

NATIVE AMERICAN ART: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Edited by Gerald W.R. Ward.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467518 | US $20.95

Pub Date: 7/31/2010
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Arts of Japan: MFA Highlights

ARTS OF JAPAN: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Edited by Anne Nishimura Morse.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467143 | US $24.95

Pub Date: 12/1/2008
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Classical Art: MFA HIghlights

CLASSICAL ART: MFA HIGHLIGHTS

Edited by Christine Kondoleon. Text by Richard Grossmann, Jennifer L. Heuser.

MFA PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780878467280 | US $22.50

Pub Date: 6/16/2008
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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: ART

Asian Art

ASIAN ART

Text by William Southworth, Anna Slaczka, Jan van Campen, Menno Fitski, et al.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS/RIJKSMUSEUM

ISBN: 9789071450945 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Rijksmuseum: 1100–1600

RIJKSMUSEUM: 1100–1600

Edited by Frits Scholten.

NAI010 PUBLISHERS/RIJKSMUSEUM

ISBN: 9789071450907 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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From Anselm to Zilla

FROM ANSELM TO ZILLA

Edited by Peter Stohler, Petra Giezendanner, and Anja Gubelmann.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037785478 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 3/27/2018
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Great Museums of Italy

GREAT MUSEUMS OF ITALY

By Annamaria Petrioli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884910172 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 2/1/2002
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Bibidibobidiboo

BIBIDIBOBIDIBOO

By Francesco Bonami.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876243660 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2006
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New Skin

NEW SKIN

By David Adjaye, Jeffrey Deitch, Massimiliano Gioni. Contributions by Brendan Dugan.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857229843 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 3/29/2016
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The Long Curve

THE LONG CURVE

By Douglas Dreishpoon. Contributions by Holly E. Hughes, Mariann W. Smith, Susana Tejada.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857210407 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 12/13/2011
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The Art of Tomorrow Today: The Collection

THE ART OF TOMORROW TODAY: THE COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861309449 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/29/2009
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The Erling Neby Collection

THE ERLING NEBY COLLECTION

By Karin Hellandsjo.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208626 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2011
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Longing for Eternity

LONGING FOR ETERNITY

Edited by Mary Angela Schroth. Preface by Salam Atta Sabri. Contributions by Silvia Naef, Assim Abdul Amir.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857218762 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 4/8/2014
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The Conde Museum at the Chateau De Chantilly

THE CONDE MUSEUM AT THE CHATEAU DE CHANTILLY

By Nicole Garnier-Pelle. Introduction by Stephane Guegan.

SKIRA PARIS

ISBN: 9782081225817 | US $85.00

Pub Date: 11/3/2009
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The Mattioli Collection

THE MATTIOLI COLLECTION

By Flavio Fergonzi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884915320 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 9/1/2003
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