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Photobook Design, Chung Byoung-kyoo
Photobook Design, Chung Byoung-kyoo
Photobook Design, Chung Byoung-kyoo
Photobook Design, Chung Byoung-kyoo
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Photobook Design, Chung Byoung-kyoo

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“The photobook does not contain the photos in a fish tank. It would be ideal for a photobook to release photos and images like fish in the river. The most difficult part of my book design is the photobook. Each photobook was an event for me.”

- Chung Byoung-kyoo 

Chung Byoung-kyoo Photobook Design is a project that compiled 31 photobooks designed  by the first-generation Korean book designer Chung Byoung-kyoo from the 1980s to the early 2010s. The book, which is the first book by Chung Byoung-kyoo, traces Chung's words and thoughts on design through the medium photobook. For Chung, the 'photobook' was the core of his book design, and was a medium that allowed him to demonstrate his overall capabilities as a book designer. 

Other than that, Chung Byoung-kyoo Photobook Design itself is a historiographical trial in terms of the history of Korean book design. The book clearly shows how an individual in the early 1980s adopted the term ‘book design’ for the first time in Korea and paved the way for it for more than a half a century by negotiating with the constraints of the times. Being more than a usual  ‘monograph’, the book outlines the process of publication design moving from the time of movable type to the time of phototypesetting. 

A unique companion to modern Korean visual culture through book design, Chung Byoung-kyoo Photobook Design is a must-have for any photobook aficionados.

Published by Aprilsnow Press
First Edition of 1000
508 pages

165 x 234 mm
ISBN 9791189478063




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