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Kawauchi Rinko: Utatane (First Printing)

Publisher: Tokyo: Little More Co., Ltd., 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 4898150527
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113177



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers, with 2-1/2 inch printed obi; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi. Unpaginated (128 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 9-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. Volume 1 of a trilogy. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]


Fine (minor bump to the crown of the spine; else fine).


From the publisher: "Carps, clouds, a curtain, a tire, fried eggs, grandfather, a butterfly. These are the details of the everyday life that are too easily missed. Seen through the lens of Kawauchi's camera, however, the ordinary shines with bejeweled patterns of light; even an ant transforms into a statement of style. At the same time, the carcass of a dove proclaims the book's theme of the terror that exists next door to everyday beauty. This thoughtful debut photobook won awards for its graceful contemplation of mortality."