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Art under control in North Korea

Author: Jane Portal
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2005.
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"Art Under Control in North Korea is the first publication in the West to explore the role of art in one of the world's most isolated nations. This timely publication places North Korean art in its historical, political and social contexts, discusses the state system of producing, employing, promoting and honouring artists, and examines the range of art produced, from painting and calligraphy to architecture and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Portal, Jane.
Art under control in North Korea.
London : Reaktion, 2005
(OCoLC)643869914
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Portal
ISBN: 9781861892362 1861892365
OCLC Number: 57639485
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Art for the state --
Historical background --
Politics and society since 1953 --
The Kim cult --
Archaeology and the reshaping of history --
The production and consumption of art.
Responsibility: Jane Portal.
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