Illuminance (signed)

by Rinko Kawauchi


Photographs: Rinko Kawauchi

Text: David Chandler

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

176 pages

Pictures: 130 colour illustrations

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86828-202-3

Comments: Hardcover, Japanese binding, 21,6 x 27,9 cm, German

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Rinko Kawauchi’s work 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. 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 Gorgeously produced as a clothbound volume with Japanese binding, this impressive compilation of mostly previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchi’s unparalleled, unique sensibility.
In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi (*1972) 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 worldwide. She has had solo exhibitions at Fondation Cartier, Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, among other international venues. Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.


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Illuminance (signed)

by Rinko Kawauchi


Photographs: Rinko Kawauchi

Text: David Chandler

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

176 pages

Pictures: 130 colour illustrations

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86828-202-3

Comments: Hardcover, Japanese binding, 21,6 x 27,9 cm, German

sold out

Rinko Kawauchi’s work 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. 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 Gorgeously produced as a clothbound volume with Japanese binding, this impressive compilation of mostly previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchi’s unparalleled, unique sensibility.
In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi (*1972) 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 worldwide. She has had solo exhibitions at Fondation Cartier, Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, among other international venues. Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.


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Illuminance (signed)

by Rinko Kawauchi


Photographs: Rinko Kawauchi

Text: David Chandler

Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

176 pages

Pictures: 130 colour illustrations

Year: 2011

ISBN: 978-3-86828-202-3

Comments: Hardcover, Japanese binding, 21,6 x 27,9 cm, German

sold out

Rinko Kawauchi’s work 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. 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 mostly previously unpublished images is proof of Kawauchi’s unparalleled, unique sensibility.
In 2001, Rinko Kawauchi (*1972) 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 worldwide. She has had solo exhibitions at Fondation Cartier, Paris, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, and Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, among other international venues. Kawauchi lives and works in Tokyo.


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