Printed in North Korea

Printed in North Korea: The Art of Everyday Life in the DPRK


Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda


Nicholas Bonner


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Price: USD$39.95

Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda

This incredible collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century is the only one of its kind in or outside North Korea. Depicting the everyday lives of the country's train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen, these unique lino-cut and woodblock prints are a fascinating way to explore the culture of this still virtually unknown country. Together, they are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea's artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.



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Format: Hardback
Size: 270 x 205 mm (10 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 500 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714879239

Nicholas Bonner studied landscape architecture in the UK. During a study trip to China in 1993 he visited North Korea, and subsequently set up Beijing-based Koryo Tours, specializing in tourism to the DPRK. Since 2001, Bonner has produced three documentaries and a feature film on North Korea. He is the author of Phaidon's bestselling Made in North Korea.

"Artwork never before seen outside of the rogue state."—The Sunday Telegraph

"Nicholas Bonner's new book explores the beauty of North Korean visual art – and the role of woodblock and linocut prints in spreading propaganda."—Creative Review

Printed in North Korea
Printed in North Korea
Printed in North Korea
Printed in North Korea
Printed in North Korea
Printed in North Korea

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