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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),...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 31st 2011 by Aperture (first published June 30th 2011)
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Cara Tobe
Stunning photographs on their own, but the way they are paired with each other is truly incredible.
Rebecca
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...more
Westerville
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 Librarian

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Adam Thorman
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.
Carmen
Some beautiful shots with nice texture, mood, light and color - some brutal shots, as well.
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