This book offers an introduction to Korea’s abundant and unique architectural past and present. It explains some of the ideologies and perspectives that form the foundation of Korean architectural tradition and outlines the history of Korean architecture. It offers a brief introduction to the basic elements, construction process, structural anatomy, and materials used in Korean traditional architecture.
The work also highlights ten of Korea’s best-known and most significant traditional buildings. Korea’s early modern architecture―a period from colonial domination by Japan into the mid-20th century―is also examined.