Like a photographer who waits to catch perfect light, Janghee Lee takes long looks at interesting places in Seoul and captures the details with honesty and passion. —Robert J. Fouser, writer of Hanok: The Korean House Janghee Lee renders this perpetually changing, seemingly incomprehensible metropolis legible through realistically detailed, imaginative sketches. —Colin Marshall, essayist for Guardian Cities, Los Angeles Review of Books 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. Seoul’s Historic Walks in Sketches discovers and brings to life these stories. From the Joseon era’s palaces and fortresses to modern skyscrapers of glass and steel built on historic sites, the author’s pencil sketches bring forth a new dimension of Seoul. Accompanying the illustrations are his insightful, witty commentaries on local history that go a long way in presenting readers with a captivating view of the unknown city, a city almost exotic in its mystery.