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Illuminance, By Rinko Kawauchi

A decade on from the debut release of three books, Utatane, Hanabi and Hanako – all lauded for their subtle use of palette and off-hand compositional mastery – Illuminance is Rinko Kawauchi's first book published outside Japan.

It continues her exploration of the extraordinary in the mundane and the seemingly inadvertent organisation of the natural world into formal patterns. This clothbound volume of mostly hitherto unpublished images testifies to her unique sensibility.