Isamu Noguchi

Author: Isamu Noguchi,Alexander von Vegesack,Katarina V. Posch,Vitra Design Museum

Publisher: Vitra Design Stiftung


Category: Architecture

Page: 317

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Provides a comprehensive survey of Isamu Noguchi's interdisciplinary oeuvre, utilizing the extensive illustrative material from the archive of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation.

Isamu Noguchi

Author: N.A

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438144962


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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

Author: Isamu Noguchi

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Architecture

Page: 284

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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the greatest 20th-century sculptors, creating innovative parks, plazas, playgrounds, fountains, gardens, and stage sets as well as sculptures of stone, metal, wood, and clay. His works can be seen in public spaces and major museums worldwide, but the full breadth of his vision is revealed most clearly at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York.Written and designed by Noguchi himself, this book offers unparalled insights into the museum's treasures -- and represents the unity and scope of more than 60 years of intense sculptural activity.

Isamu Noguchi S Modernism

Author: Amy Lyford

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520253140

Category: Art

Page: 273

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"In a study that combines archival research, a firm grounding in the historical context, biographical analysis, and sustained attention to specific works of art, Amy Lyford provides an account of Isamu Noguchi's work between 1930 and 1950 and situates him among other artists who found it necessary to negotiate the issues of race and national identity. In particular, Lyford explores Noguchi's sense of his art as a form of social activism and a means of struggling against stereotypes of race, ethnicity, and national identity. Ultimately, the aesthetics and rhetoric of American modernism in this period both energized Noguchi's artistic production and constrained his public reputation"--

Noguchi East and West

Author: Dore Ashton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083400

Category: Art

Page: 331

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An art history professor and author or editor of 30 books on art and culture maps the life of Japanese-American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) and his spiritual journey, both in the events of his life and in the milestones of his art--the sculptures, gardens, public spaces, and stage decors that gained force and significance from Noguchi's double heritage. Photographs.

Imagery of Lynching

Author: Dora Apel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534596

Category: Art

Page: 259

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An analysis of over one hundred artistic representations of lynching addresses issues of race and racial violence throughout American history.

Isamu Noguchi

Author: Ana Maria Torres,Isamu Noguchi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Landscape architects

Page: 323

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The ancient environments of leisure and ritual and the ceremonial spaces of past cultures--the Samrat Yantra Observatory in India, the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio, Egyptian pyramids, Zen mediation gardens--served as important and enduring sources of inspiration. Noguchi's Japanese-American heritage--and his ongoing exploration of this dual identity--also infused his designs with a unique understanding of both Eastern and Western traditions. More than seventy-five projects are presented in archival photographs--many showing Noguchi's beautiful bronze and plaster models--as well as plans and other drawings created especially for this book.

Art in the Encounter of Nations

Author: Bert Winther-Tamaki

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824824006

Category: Art

Page: 207

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Art in the Encounter of Nations is the first book-length study of interactions between the Japanese and American art worlds in the early postwar years. It brings to light a rich exchange of opinions and debates regarding the relationship between the art of the two nations. The author begins with an examination of the Japanese margins of American Abstract Expressionism. Taking a contrapuntal approach, he investigates four abstract painters: two Japanese artists who moved to the United States (Okada Kenzo and Hasegawa Saburo) and two European Americans whose work is often associated with Japanese calligraphy (Mark Tobey and Franz Kline). He then looks at the work of two young scions of the calligraphy and pottery worlds of Japan -- Morita Shiryo and Yagi Kazuo -- and argues that their radical innovations in these ancient arts were, in part, provoked by their sense of a threat posed by Euro-American modernity. The final chapter is devoted to the career of Japanese American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi, whose feeling of affiliation was directed to both the U.S. and Japan in shifting ratios through a series of public and private places, each posing unique opportunities for exploring national distinctions.