Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub
All but closed to outside visitors and influence, its public posture guarded and combative, we see almost nothing from inside North Korea. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had rare access to this reclusive country, traveling within its borders as well as documenting life along its northern border with China and the highly militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea. His images are amazing: the monumental architecture and empty streets of the capital; tightly controlled zones of economic and tourist trade with South Korea; mass games featuring 100,000 choreographed participants. Short essays, extended captions, and a foreword by North Korea expert Bruce Cumings further illuminate a country increasingly at the center of international politics.

Baker & Taylor
An award-winning photographer furnishes a rare, behind-the-scenes visual tour of the reclusive Asian nation, documenting life in North Korea, in the militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea, and on South Korea's border with the north, along with extended captions and brief essays on the controversial country.

Book News
Widely published photographer Harris offers readers a stunning look inside North Korea's isolated borders. Approximately 380 full-page images, accompanied by short essays and captions, display towering nationalist monuments in Pyongyang, military life and families, the colorful spectacle of the Arirang mass games, sparse cities and public transit, industrial wastelands and natural wonders, village life along the borders and the Demilitarized Zone abutting South Korea, and the ubiquitous Soviet-style representations of Worker's Party leaders Kim II Sung and Kim Jong II. Oversize: 9.25x12.25". Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
North Korea is all but closed to outside visitors and influence, its public posture guarded and combative. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had rare access to this reclusive country, traveling within its borders as well as documenting life along its northern border with China and the highly militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea. His images are amazing: the monumental architecture and empty streets of the capital; tightly controlled zones of economic and tourist trade with South Korea; the mass games featuring 100,000 participants in precision performance; the South and North Korean villages allowed to exist within the DMZ itself. Short essays and extended captions offer context on the photographs, and an eye-opening foreword by noted North Korea expert Bruce Cumings further illuminates a fascinating, little-seen country increasingly at the center of international politics.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780811857512
0811857514
Branch Call Number: 951.93 HAR
Characteristics: 191 p. ; chiefly ill. (some col.), map ; 32 cm

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