Dasom Sung, Byeolseo: An Introduction to the Korean Picturesque Garden
From the mid- to late Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), the byeolseo was a retreat villa and
garden built by seonbi-scholars in remote scenic places to escape the political intrigues
of the capital. This article will show that despite the geographical and chronological
disparities, similarities can be observed between the byeolseo and the English
landscape gardens of the 18th century.