Commentaires 2 - Chris Marker


MARKER, Chris.
Commentaires 2.
First edition. 8vo. 173pp. Stiff paper wrappers. B&w illustrations throughout. French text. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1967.

The second volume in a two-part book project by Chris Marker collecting together documentation of his early and little-known essay films. Marker lays out stills, commentary and research for Le mystère Koumiko (1965), Soy Mexico (1965),
Si j' avail quatre dromadaires (1966). Beautiful examples of the filmmaker's experiments with image layout that would become key to his best known film La Jetee. The design of Commentaries captured the attention of British graphic designer Richard Hollis influencing his concept for John Berger's seminal visual essay Ways of Seeing.

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