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Seoul's Historic Walks in Sketches

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Stories Buried under the High-Tech City of Seoul
Come to Life in Exquisite Sketches


Seoul is a rapidly changing city, the epitome of the latest trends and technology. But looking closely in between the skyscrapers, there lie hints that reveal an alternate story, a story of a 600-year-old capital city. Seouls Historic Walks in Sketches discovers and brings to life these
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Paperback, 344 pages
Published August 4th 2018 by Seoul Selection
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Happy Booker
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seouls historic walks is a beautiful book written in order to walk the reader through Seouls and its rich history. It is a retrospect of the forgotten city of Hanyang and covers 15 attractions is possesses.


I absolutely loved the sketches, the little notes around the drawings and the detailed information revolving around the sites. I believe the author has spent much love and given thought into producing such an exemplary book. As you read and focus on the drawings, you really do get the feeling
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Rose
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my new favorite way to learn about history and architecture- through the eyes of an artist.

This book is a love letter to the Seoul of past and present. Inevitably, it's a bit sad. So much has been destroyed and lost through countless wars, Japanese colonization, the Korean War, and now ambitious property developers. But nostalgia also offers a lot of humor and inspiring stories as well. And the future of the city seems brighter than the past.

The glory and folly of kings, mythical
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Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full Disclosure: Goodreads Giveaway winner

I entered this giveaway because the book sounded interesting. I've never been to Seoul, or Korea; I know people who have lived there with the US military. The book is lovely, and the writing is poetic, even with the translation - it must be beautiful in Korean. I learned a lot, not just about Seoul, but about Korean culture and history.

So many times while reading this, I could imagine parallel books about cities I know and love, like Washington DC,
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Grace
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-giveaways, 2018
I was so excited when I won this goodreads giveaway. Seoul South Korea is on my travel list. I didn't know what to expect. It was a nice balance of history and drawings.
I really liked the attention to detail in this book. I learned different things about Seoul that I didn't know before. I just finished the book I will write a more detailed review when I'm more awake.
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