A Way with Words: The Calligraphic Art of Jung Do-jun (The Collection in Context Series)
Publish Date: 2007-02-15
Author: Charles H. Lachman
Although it remains underappreciated in the West, calligraphy in Korea and throughout East Asia has traditionally been viewed as the highest of the visual arts, more valued than painting or sculpture. Contemporary Korean calligrapher Jung Do-jun's bold and handsome art displays a great diversity of style and format. Jong's work incorporates many styles of calligraphy, featuring both Korean hangul script and Chinese characters. In addition to his mastery of traditional calligraphic styles, Jong also creates expressive, modernistic works whose vibrancy helps keep calligraphy relevant as a modern art form. A Way with Words introduces a broad range of readers to Jung Do-jun's compelling work, covering the art of calligraphy generally and placing Jung's work in the context of the East Asian calligraphic tradition.