Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out the characteristics of colors in the traditional palaces in Korea, China and Japan. The architectural skills of Korea and Japan were primarily originated from China, but the architectural forms and skills of three nations are very different from each other. Therefore it is very meaningful to study the characteristics of traditional architectures among three nations. It is to be noticed that the common characteristics of the three palaces were natural colors from their own environments and culture based on humanism. However the color styles were revealed very different from each other. The typical colors of China were mostly various, and Japan showed more achromatic colors. Korea had both chromatic colors and achromatic colors in harmony. The Chinese architectural skills influenced on the traditional architectures both Korea and Japan equally, but the architectural forms were developed differently for each other. In the results, the specific color characteristics and differences were found among the three architectures. With these findings, it is available to understand the culture of the three countries and to get the concept of making their own unique characters.

Keywords:

raditional Colors, Changduck-Palace, Nijo-Castle, Forbidden City

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Nov 17th, 12:00 AM

A Comparative Study on Colors in Traditional Palaces of Korea, China and Japan.

The purpose of this study is to find out the characteristics of colors in the traditional palaces in Korea, China and Japan. The architectural skills of Korea and Japan were primarily originated from China, but the architectural forms and skills of three nations are very different from each other. Therefore it is very meaningful to study the characteristics of traditional architectures among three nations. It is to be noticed that the common characteristics of the three palaces were natural colors from their own environments and culture based on humanism. However the color styles were revealed very different from each other. The typical colors of China were mostly various, and Japan showed more achromatic colors. Korea had both chromatic colors and achromatic colors in harmony. The Chinese architectural skills influenced on the traditional architectures both Korea and Japan equally, but the architectural forms were developed differently for each other. In the results, the specific color characteristics and differences were found among the three architectures. With these findings, it is available to understand the culture of the three countries and to get the concept of making their own unique characters.

 

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