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ARTH 448 Korean Art

A survey of the art, architecture, and visual culture of Korea from Neolithic times to the present.

Getting Started

For background information on art, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Visit Help for a 'Guided Tour" with a useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online.

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Journals & Periodicals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Finding Artilces

Online Books

Specialized Online Encyclopedias


ARTstor Images for Your Presentation

The Buddha of Healing

The Buddha of Healing (Yaksa Yorae) and Attendants. Choson dynasty, 15th-16th century. Painting on silk 200 cm (78 3/4 in.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Available from ARTstor

Find images for your presentation or paper in the database,  ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date. Many ARTstor images can also be found in JSTOR along with journal articles and ebooks.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube