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Spring Snow − A Translation
Alison Turnbull   (2002)
£12.00

Alison Turnbull takes Japanese author Yukio Mishima’s novel Spring Snow as a starting point to produce Spring Snow − A Translation, which is literally a visual translation ordered by colour. Drawing on Mishima’s evocative use of colour in the novel, Turnbull condenses the narrative into a colour palette. Working from the English edition, she isolates and orders each of the more than six hundred colours as they appear in the text − what emerges is a visual essay on the nature of translation.

In the introduction − which in turn is translated into Japanese − novelist Tony White creates a narrative remix of cut-ups from various sources, reflecting on Turnbull’s work and its relationship to the life and work of Kimitake Hiraoka, also known as Yukio Mishima.

Weight: 175 g
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