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reviewed by Yong-jin Lee, a Poet

Written by In-shik Shon
/Seoyemuninhwa Publishing Co.,
181 pages

Beautiful Festival

《beautiful Festival》 is a festival that has veen in progress during the year of 2004, aimed at showing the emotions of Korean residents in Indonesia by Korean traditional art. This event which was supported by the Krean Embassy of Indonesia and The Korean Assocation, was produced in calligraphy and pictures by author Injae Aohn In-shik after receiving requests for the [names of institutions, community, company, company precepts, school precepts, family precepts and maxim] which filled the residents' elegant and polite sentiment. It was then put on a touring exhibition 6 times.
This event, not only objectd at searching and revealing the national and personal identities of the Korean redisents rather than the external aspects of them. This book will conticue on being an observing material that consolidates the sentiments of the generation and it will be a special source of data for the foreigners, which will elevate the status of Korean culture and idectity to them.





Written by In-shik Shon
/Yayasan Penelitian Kaligrafi Indonesia,
63 pages

Hunminjongum Of Love

Maestro In-Shik Shon, who is specially invited to the Exhibition, uses Korean nation character Hangul as the theme in his work, sublimates into new modeling language through traditional calligraphy method by ink and brush and adding abstract organization. Specially, his work gives the meaning of the era created and used Hangul through using the traditional Korean paper Hanji, which was produced in the 18th century ducing the Chosun period, as well as represents Hangul's creation principle and the other side's philoshphy.

- From the congratulatory address of Korean Ambassador Yun Hai - Jung, the Republic of Indonesia -






Written by In-shik Shon
/Daunsaem Publishing Co.,
250 pages

Principle of Creative Calligraphy

Books by Injae, In-shik Shon
Principles of Creative Calligraphy
Comprised of six chapters, this book covers the principles of creative calligraphy in precise detail, beginning with the basics and carrying through the many facets of calligraphy as a modern art. The author of this book, In-shik Shon, is well known for his well-prepared lectures. This book is the collection of his teaching notes, dissertations, and reviews that are particularly helpful for those who want to learn about calligraphy.
Over one hundred illustrations, accompanied by comprehensive explanations, will make it easy for readers to understand the principles of creative calligraphy.
This book will prove to be a great reference for artists of various genres, including fine arts, sculpture and applied fine arts, as well as literary art that prizes the spirit of calligraphy as its supreme expression of creativity.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Ehwa Publishing Co.,
2000. 240 pages

Searching for the Ancient Lights

This book, was published when the author had his first Theme Exhibition, "Searching for the Ancient Lights, one of the first of its kind in Korea,. Themed on “Hyang-ga”, a traditional literature form of native poems, the book contains 59 calligraphy works, presented on traditional rice paper. Included in this book are: What is Hyang-ga by Wan-jin Kim, and A Calligrapher Who Denies the Beauty by Tae-jung Kim.
Included as well are the author's own reflections on the book and his exhibition "Searching for the Ancient Lights", and his explanatory essay about Korean traditional rice paper.
All contents of this book have been translated into English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Reflection on Rice Papers by In-shik Shon, includes a number of academic papers on calligraphy.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Daunsaem Publishing Co.,
196 pages

Radiances of Mothers

Mother is a word referring someone who is the dearest, and the most cherished of people, for us. How can we truly describe the essence of such a divine presence? Selected from numerous classic Asian poems, novels, and proverbs, this is a collection of calligraphic literary arts, poems, proverbs, and essays composed by 25 celebrities of our society on the theme, mother.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Ehwa Publishing Co.,
160 pages

A Beautiful Union

A book of reflective essays, elegantly written down from Aphorism messages to philosophical thoughts, as well as the story of his journey as an artist to reach where he is now.Believing that readers can experience deeper appreciation of artworks when they understand what motivated and inspired the artist to create them, In-shik Shon included his own stories about what and how he was inspired to create his works.
While practicing the art of calligraphy, Son has also been writing books on the topic. His extensive background experience as an author manifests itself throughout the book, which has both compactness and depth. Moderately adopting both Eastern and Western philosophies, he not only achieved a successful balance in debatable topics, but added further depth to them.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Dong-in Publishing Co.,
1999/ 272 pages

Poems and Black Ink

Professor Hong-gyu Park, a professor of philosophy at Youngnam University, introduced In-shik Shon's "Searching for the Color of Ink" in one of his columns ("On reading books", Hong-gyu Park), as a "book of meditation that is searching for the origin of calligraphy". This book covers all the dimensions of calligraphy, from the basics through to its innate philosophy. The author also proposes alternatives for the current direction of calligraphy: What are the classics in calligraphy; In what sense is calligraphy a modern form of art; what can we expect to achieve through the practice of calligraphy; what are the issues involved with calligraphy today, and what is calligraphy trying to offer its viewers, and how can it be done? This is a comprehensive study book, recommended for anyone from beginners to experts.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Poem and Poetries,
96 pages

Brush-Flower

This book is a collection of poems the author wrote, based on inspiration he found while working on his creative calligraphy. The poems in this book have been widely acknowledged as achieving the supreme beauty of empty space, which is a special dimension in Oriental painting. One can easily see the author's liberal imagination at work, and his insightful view of reality, which has been achieved through writing poetry. This has been a great contribution to the creativity in his calligraphy artworks.
At the beginning of the book, one of the most acclaimed Korean poets, Eun Ko, writes "Everything his brush touches on, as it travels around the world, comes live, sometimes as characters, sometimes as drawings, and sometimes as sounds, bringing about an enlightenment, that is as ground-breaking as the explosion of a vertex in the middle of a dark night."





Written by In-shik Shon /
Dong-in Publishing Co.,
1999/ 272 pages

Poems and Black Ink

Professor Hong-gyu Park, a professor of philosophy at Youngnam University, introduced In-shik Shon's "Searching for the Color of Ink" in one of his columns ("On reading books", Hong-gyu Park), as a "book of meditation that is searching for the origin of calligraphy". This book covers all the dimensions of calligraphy, from the basics through to its innate philosophy. The author also proposes alternatives for the current direction of calligraphy: What are the classics in calligraphy; In what sense is calligraphy a modern form of art; what can we expect to achieve through the practice of calligraphy; what are the issues involved with calligraphy today, and what is calligraphy trying to offer its viewers, and how can it be done? This is a comprehensive study book, recommended for anyone from beginners to experts.





Written by In-shik Shon /
Poori Publishing Co.,
1995/ 114 pages each

Korean Calligraphy (I, II)

Teaching Korean calligraphy is important as a means to pass on the Korean national culture. This is a textbook to learn about calligraphy, but with the author's underlying philosophy of calligraphy, being a form of cultural heritage.
Comprising two volumes, I and II, this book faithfully explains various writing styles of Korean calligraphy, beginning with the basics and continuing on to highly advanced creative artworks, all based on traditional classic artworks.



 

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