"... a wealth of information on the often esoteric world of Korean furniture." -- Kevin Rea, Mainichi Daily News
"At last puts the handsome furniture of Korea in its deserved spotlight." -- Asian Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Man Sill Pai is a professor at the College of Fine Arts, Ewha Women's University, in Seoul. She has a B.A. from Ewha, an M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College, and a Ph.D. from Ewha. She also completed special courses at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and the New York School of Interior Design. In addition to teaching, Mrs. Pal has had a distinguished career in interior design, with many professional posts and commissions. Among other awards, she was designated an Honored Artist at the 1973 Korean National Art Exhibition and is a member of the Interior Design Educators' Council. She has published many articles and three books in Korean. She has also translated two books into Korean: Maitland Grave's The Art of Color and Design and William Pahlmann's Interior Decoration.
Edward Reynolds Wright is a teacher, educational administrator, and an avid collector of Korean traditional furniture. From 1967 to 1978 he was Executive Director of the Korean-American Educational (Fulbright) Commission in Seoul. During that period he was active in various capacities with the Korean branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, including the presidency in 1975. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he has a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University; a License in Higher European Studies from the University of Strasbourg; and a B.A. and M.A. from Emory University in Atlanta. Since 1978 he has resided in Kyoto, Japan, where he is a Special Lecturer at Doshisha University. He has published a number of articles and reviews, as well as two books: Korean Politics in Transition (editor and author) and Barriers to Progress in South Vietnam: The United States Experience.