Black Book By Hyung-Min Yoon

Publisher Information Office/ Vancouver

ISBN 9781988860015

Idea Code 18508

Korean artist Hyung-Min Yoon borrows illustrations from a 15th-century Confucian text, a woodblock print first published as part of an effort to disseminate the philosopher’s principles throughout the Korean kingdom. The book was subsequently restructured and reprinted numerous times during the years of the Joseon dynasty. The majority of the images appropriated for ‘Black Book’ are from a volume called “Virtuous Women”. Yoon juxtaposes them with a healthy dose of black humour in the form of jokes, witticisms, and funny stories collected from various online sources, literary texts, or by word of mouth, either unaltered or edited to invoke a more contemporary context.

80 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English


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