Japan: A Reverence for Beauty

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When Gil Garcetti visited Japan for the first time in 1967, he was struck with how surrounded he was by beauty. Returning many times over the years Garcetti explored the concept of beauty in a project that is now released as a limited edition folio of lush color photographs. Five short essays provide thoughtful commentary on Japanese culture and tradition.

Gil Garcetti

Gil's lifelong love for photography began with his first camera, a gift on his thirteenth birthday from his father, who was a barber in South Los Angeles. Through his photographs, Gil discovered he could share his unique vision of the world, finding beauty in the overlooked, as well as the grand. In addition to his photography, Gil became chairman of the California Science Center Foundation in 2019. He is a producer of the hit CBS series, ALL RISE, having been a producer of the TV series THE CLOSER and MAJOR CRIMES. Gil is a frequent speaker on subjects he photographs and on social change; he is a leader in the effort to eliminate the death penalty in California. He was a teaching Fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School and President of the LA City Ethics Commission.

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When Gil Garcetti visited Japan for the first time in 1967, he was struck with how surrounded he was by beauty. Returning many times over the years Garcetti explored the concept of beauty in a project that is now released as a limited edition folio of lush color photographs. Five short essays provide thoughtful commentary on Japanese culture and tradition.

From the minute texture of moss on wet pavement to the expansive tapestry of an autumn forest; from a spider’s perfect web to the avant-garde skyline of Tokyo; from Shinto rites to stitching kimonos, this book provides the range of scale and breadth of subject matter that give true insight into the Japanese reverence for beauty. Published in two languages, this work reveals to Japanese and Americans alike, the lessons of a legacy of beauty that Japanese culture offers.

Special Edition of 100 in Clamshell with signed print available for $1000

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Limited Edition of 900 Folios Signed and Numbered, 128 pages, 104 color images

ISBN

978-890449-70-4

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