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A Study on Photographs of Modern Incheon and Hansung in Griffis Collection
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  • Journal title : Journal of architectural history
  • Volume 24, Issue 6,  2015, pp.7-19
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Architectural History
  • DOI : 10.7738/JAH.2015.24.6.007
 Title & Authors
A Study on Photographs of Modern Incheon and Hansung in Griffis Collection
Lee, Kyeong-Min; Yang, Sang-Hyeon; Moon, Byeong-Kuk;
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'Griffis Collection' is a collection of photographs of Japan and Korea in modern era, collected by William Elliot Griffis. Originally Mr. Griffis was studying about Japan when he developed an interest on Korea, and started to collect helpful materials he could find to study. Later days of Griffis' life, he donated his research to Rutgers University Library, and those materials were named and preserved as Griffis Collection. This paper is about photographs that illustrate modern Incheon and Hansung, and study them in order to discover how Korea's modern cities and architecture were formed and built. In total, there is four categorized chapters of photographs, and those are cities, public buildings, educational facilities and private buildings. In Griffis Collection, there are 23 photos those are relate to this paper's subject, but only 19 of them that has historic value has been covered in this paper. In results, all 19 photos were proved that they have significant information in terms of historic research of modern Korea and Korea's modern architectural stages.
Griffis Collection;Modern Cities;Incheon;Hansung;Photos of Korea;
 Cited by
Park, So Yeon, A Study on Korean Photos of Cities and Architectures in Griffis Collection, Dept. Architecture, the graduate school of Soon Chun Hyang University, 2015

Yang, Sang Hyun, The Significance of Korean Photos in the William Elliot Griffis Collection at Rutgers University, Journal of Korean modern and contemporary history, Vol.71, 2014

Joo, Sang Hun, Characteristics of Building the Modern Facilities administrated by the Japanese General in Korea, Dept. of Architecture, the graduate school of Seoul National University, 2010

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