Stock Image

Rural Japan: Radiance of the Ordinary

Butler, Linda [SIGNED]

9 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1560981415 / ISBN 13: 9781560981411
Published by Smithsonian Inst Pr, 1992
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Taos Books (Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 4, 2004 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 65.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.45 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Signed by Author Signed by Author Inscribed in black ink opposite title page and signed by Linda Butler and dated March, 1993; no creases in spine, no slant, ordinary mild shelf and edge wear, lightly bumped tip, interior tight clean and unmarked, striking black and white reproductions, foreword by Donald Richie, 9" x 11" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 22357

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Rural Japan: Radiance of the Ordinary

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

About this title


Photographs offer glimpses into the rural side of Japan, with its farmlands, mountain villages, and fishing communities

From Publishers Weekly:

Taken on the islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu between 1986-1989, these exceptionally beautiful photographs capture the "astonishing resilience" of ancient rural customs amid the ever-increasing modernization of Japanese society. In 15 short episodes, Butler ( Inner Light: The Shaker Legacy ) tells of her experience traveling the coasts and countryside, detailing her encounters with farmers, fishermen, village people and mountain folk, some reticent, others gregarious. The text is charming and insightful, but it is the pictures that fascinate. In black and white, Butler shows us the otherworldly textures of an earthenware floor and the radiance of hanging radishes in Iwate-ken; the drizzling beauty of spring rain in Aichi-ken; the intense concentration of a Shinto priest and the eeriness of squid drying in the sun in Shimane-ken; the rippling water and stormy skies of a fishing wharf in Aomori-ken; and the camaraderie of a group of laughing gateball players in Yamagata-ken. Whether shooting a portrait or a still life, Butler uses her camera to distill the pure cultural and aesthetic essence from these rural areas.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We have an on-line bookstore located in the shadow of the Sangre de Christo mountains in beautiful Taos, New Mexico. We have books in all catagories with a large selection in poetry and business. As of 12/13, we're contemplating a move down the road to equally lovely Santa Fe.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept checks, money orders, international money orders, and PayPal. Credit
are welcome thru fast and secure PayPal or ABE ecommerce.
Satisfaction guaranteed or return book in seven days for full refund minus
and handling.
Shipping: Media mail is $3.25 for first book and $1.50 for each additional
Priority is $5.75 for first book and $3.00 for each additional book.
Foreign postage is higher depending on the country and method of shipping.
Thank you for looking!

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal