This book introduces the historical background and unique architectural styles of Korea’s palaces, which can be differentiated from the influences of East Asian palace architecture. The book offers descriptions of East Asian capitals and palaces, a brief history of palaces in Korea, the everyday life and ceremonies of palaces, Korean palace architecture, and noteworthy palaces in Korea.
한국의 궁궐이 갖는 역사적 배경과 다른 동아시아 궁궐과 구별되는 한국 궁궐의 독특한 건축학적 특징을 소개하는 서적이다. 이 책에서는 동아시아의 수도와 궁궐들에 대한 소개와 함께 한국의 궁궐 역사, 궁에서의 일상과 예식들, 한국 궁궐 건축 및 주목할 만한 한국의 궁궐들이 상세히 소개된다.
Kim Dong-uk graduated from the Department of Architectural Engineering at Korea University and after gaining his M.A. degree in the graduate school of the same university, he received his Ph.D. from Waseda University in Japan.
Majoring in the history of Korean architecture, his main interest is to understand the unique characteristics of palace architecture in the Joseon era in the context of the activities of Korean artisans.
He has written more than 50 scholarly papers, including “On the Repair of Yeongyeongdang Hall in the Second Year of King Gojong”.
He is the author of various books, including Suwon Hwaseong and the History of Korean Architecture: A Korean World Heritage Site.