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In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi launched her career with the simultaneous publication of three astonishing photobooks--"Utatane," "Hanabi" and "Hanako"--firmly establishing herself 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),In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi launched her career with the simultaneous publication of three astonishing photobooks--"Utatane," "Hanabi" and "Hanako"--firmly establishing herself 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 Ear" (2005) and "Semear" (2007). And now, ten years after her precipitous entry onto the international stage, Aperture has published "Illuminance," the latest volume of Kawauchi's work and the first to be published outside of Japan. Kawauchi's photography has frequently been lauded for its nuanced palette and offhand compositional mastery, as well as its ability to incite wonder via careful attention to tiny gestures and the incidental details of her everyday environment. As Sean O'Hagan, writing in "The Guardian" in 2006, noted, "there is always some glimmer of hope and humanity, some sense of wonder at work in the rendering of the intimate and fragile." 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. Gorgeously produced as a clothbound volume with Japanese binding, this impressive compilation of previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchi's unique sensibility and her ongoing appeal to lovers of photography....

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ISBN : 9781597111447
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Illuminance Reviews

  • Mike Kleine
    2019-01-29 03:28

    Like a masterful film. Every image on the left syncs up beautifully with the image on the right. This type of synchronicity is poetic--easily missable. There are no words or titles to the images. I felt like I was in a dream (NB: I said dream, not nightmare). A meditation on the simple joys and pleasures of life. The little things. Nothing. Describing the work of Kawauchi is useless. It's just visual bliss. #1.

  • Cara Tobe
    2019-02-03 21:16

    Stunning photographs on their own, but the way they are paired with each other is truly incredible.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-29 23:39

    Somewhere on the internets, I read that this was an amazing book, the latest by a contemporary photographer. Just from looking at the photos here, I love Rinko Kawauchi's sense of light and color. I like how the photos are presented with a white border, no text, and a dialogue between the two on facing pages. There is also an unusual binding style (Mandy Knapp, you may know about this), in which the bound pages are folded on the outer edges (making a double page) and the spine of these pages is not attached to the hard cover. The Goodreads description calls this "Japanese binding."

  • Westerville
    2019-01-20 20:18

    Just from looking at the photos here, I love Rinko Kawauchi's sense of light and color. I like how the photos are presented with a white border, no text, and a dialogue between the two on facing pages. - Becky, Teen LibrarianReserve a library copy!

  • Laura
    2019-02-04 03:35

    A masterpiece.

  • Adam Thorman
    2019-02-11 02:33

    The perfect set of Kawauchi photos, the simple title ties them all together beautifully. All I ever wanted from her, this book is a treasure.