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Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations
     

Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations

by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona (Editor), Bruce Altshuler (Editor)
 

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In addition to sections on the themes of sculpture, garden and landscape design, and theater and dance, this book also includes Noguchi's writings on Japan, his relationship with Japanese culture, and comments on his mentors and collaborators, among them Brancusi, Martha Graham, Buckminster Fuller, and Louis Kahn.

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In addition to sections on the themes of sculpture, garden and landscape design, and theater and dance, this book also includes Noguchi's writings on Japan, his relationship with Japanese culture, and comments on his mentors and collaborators, among them Brancusi, Martha Graham, Buckminster Fuller, and Louis Kahn.

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Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) sought a socially constructive role for sculpture as well as gardens, parks, plazas and other public spaces embodying spiritual and community values. These short, pithy essays, manifestos and occasional pieces, plus two interviews, convey Noguchi's philosophic vision. Born in Los Angeles to an American mother and a Japanese poet father, Noguchi lived in Japan, Europe and the United States; he traveled widely from Spain to Indonesia, absorbing such influences as primitive art, Zen gardens, and abstraction of his mentor, Constantin Brancusi, and the utopianism of his friend R. Buckminster Fuller. His exploration of the connections among theater, dance and sculpture, his collaboration with Martha Graham and his search for a Japanese identity are recorded in these vigorous writings, evocatively illustrated with 100 photographs of the artist and his works. Apostolos-Cappadona is a professor of art and religion at Georgetown University; Altshuler is the director of the Isamu Noguchi Museum in New York City. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810936676
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.83(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.84(d)

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