From the publisher’s website:
Korean art treasures from the Ho-Am Museum, subtitled A unique collection of traditional cultural properties in Korea, by Cha Ik-jong and Min Byung-rae, celebrates this major holding in Korea. Ho-Am Art Museum is Korea’s largest private museum with more than 15,000 precious objects, including irreplaceable national treasures. The museum building, inspired by traditional Korean architecture, is complemented by Hee Won garden complex. The museum is complemented by the Hee Won garden complex. This classical Korean garden is surrounded by hills, which appear in a soft hue of pink during the spring due to the cherry blossoms.
This book is an introduction to the museum, its history and holdings and current status.
The museum was established in April 1982, initially as an art gallery, with about 1,200 pieces of Korean works of art that were collected over a course of 30 years by the late Ho-am Byeong-cheol Lee, founder of the Samsung Group.
Written in an accessible simple style, this is an introduction to the museum collection and current status. The authors, Cha Ik-jong and Min Byung-rae, have followed the museum’s development over a long period and have a firsthand knowledge of the collection.