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

Posted: November 28th, 2019 | No Comments »

Just in time for Christmas another lovely book from the excellent Nick Bonner….

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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