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Rinko Kawauchi: Illuminance [Hardcover]

Rinko Kawauchi , David Chandler
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20 Jun 2011
In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi launched her career with the simultaneous publication of three astonishing photobooksUtatane, Hanabi, and Hanakofirmly establishing her as one of the most innovative newcomers to contemporary photography, not just in Japan, but across the globe. In the years that followed, she published other notable monographs, including Aila (2004), The Eyes, the Ears (2005), and Semear (2007). And now, ten years after her precipitous entry onto the international stage, Aperture is delighted to publish Illuminance, the latest volume of Kawauchis work and the first to be published outside of Japan. Kawauchis work has frequently been lauded for its nuanced palette and offhand compositional mastery, as well as her ability to incite wonder via careful attention to tiny gestures and the incidental details of her everyday environment. In Illuminance, Kawauchi continues her exploration of the extraordinary in the mundane, drawn to the fundamental cycles of life and the seemingly inadvertent, fractal-like organization of the natural world into formal patterns. This impressive compilation of previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchis unparalleled, unique sensibility and her on-going appeal to the lovers of photography.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture (20 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597111449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597111447
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 22.1 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Rinko Kawauchi 9 Feb 2012
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Beautiful works but the print could be better. The double pages with single image does not disguise the fact that the inking is not as good as it could be. Shame really as it would really benefit from being top quality all the way through the process of production. Love her work!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A lesson in good photobook design. 8 Mar 2014
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A subtle and sensitive work, thoughtfully sequenced and beautifully bound. Rinko Kawauchi has a distinctive eye for finding beauty in the quotidian.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice book! 18 May 2013
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Very beautiful work. Very nice book. I didn't know her work, was an excellent surprise.
I really recommend. Nice cover. Well packed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Freewheeling vision 25 July 2011
By Geoffrey P. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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This lovely book is another Aperture production of excellence, and reminds us that photography is a vision thing. No theme, other than attention paid to living things and their individual plights as well as the beautiful details we all live with but mostly overlook. Wonderful, imaginative use of a vintage camera (Rolleiflex) and good old film. The image is everything....kudos to the photograoher and Aperture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical! 12 Dec 2011
By yn - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a magical, and whimsical book. It has a childlike innocence that makes you see the world in a new way. It's printed incredibly well and I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book for beautiful photos 11 April 2012
By Esther Lin - Published on Amazon.com
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The presentation is amazing, the paper, the print -- everything comes together so well in this Kawauchi book that I felt full of emotion as I turned each page. My face actually grew tired of emoting, loving each image.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rinko Kawauchi and a beautiful Illuminance 18 Jan 2014
By Susan_MA - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderful book from contemporary Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi. In the “Illuminance“ she creates an imaginary space where the fantastical is possible— evoking ideas of dreams, memory and temporality. The images in this publication, “Illuminance“, cover 15 years of work, both commissioned and personal projects, and have the ability to make the mundane extraordinary, leaving poetry in the reader‘s mind. This is a really great book from Ms.Kawauchi and the Aperture Foundation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful edition! 14 Dec 2013
By Maria Paz Crotto - Published on Amazon.com
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Rinko Kawauchi photographs are, by far, the most beatiful in the world. This book met all my expectations!

Beautiful edition!
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