Alison Turnbull: Spring Snow − A Translation

Alison Turnbull: Spring Snow − A Translation
Library Shelf Location ABC-TURN
Publication Date 2002

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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.

ISBN 9781870699594
Quantity 1
Pages 152 pages; 148 x 105mm;
Format Softcover
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Alison Turnbull
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keywords Literature, Translation
Languages English, Japanese

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