Wexner writes: “The Wexner Center Store has acquired some copies of the 2008 Korean reprint of [Chris Marker’s] Coréennes by Noonbit Publishing.”
The order page provides additional information:
Chris Marker: Coréennes
Korean reprint of 1959’s book of photos by Chris Marker. Over 120 black-and-white photos of North Korea with illustrations from maps, comic books, street posters and paintings. This book was the result of a trip to North Korea.
Coréennes explores Marker’s innovative, “seamless moving in-between media,” defying boundaries between still photography, cinema, the novel, historical accounts and the travelogue. “Rarely has an artist authored so many disparate masterpieces” (Afterimage). Preceding his best-known work La Jetée (1962), which was a series of still photographs cast as a short film, Marker’s Coréennes in many ways inverts that format—here casting a film in a series of still photographs and text.
Hardcover, 150pp, 7.5×8 inches, Korean Text
Member price: $31.50
Great news, without a doubt, but we can’t help thinking that if this book is indeed a translation and does not include the original French text, it will offer only half the story to its Western readers, like a film with a scrambled soundtrack. This is stated with absolutely nothing against Korean, by all accounts one of the most unique languages on the petite planète…*