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Isamu Noguchi, Vol. 16
Bruce Altshuler
1558597557
April 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Ninety-year-old Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi is one of the most important sculptors of this century. Blending Asian and Western styles in his art, Noguchi has produced an incredible range of works-from large public pieces to coffee tables and set designs. This well-written volume has been carefully compiled by the director of the Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. The sharp illustrations include a wide variety of the artist's output while the text, which follows Noguchi's career, elucidates the development of his oeuvre. Altshuler (coauthor of Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations, Abrams, 1994) provides a very useful chronology, a list of public collections in which the artist's work appears, and an informative bibliography. An essential purchase for every public and art...


The Art of Rockefeller Center
Christine Roussel
0393060829
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The definitive full-color art guide to a New York City landmark visited by 75 million people each year.From the beginning John D. Rockefeller incorporated art into his plans for Rockefeller Center in New York City, commissioning pieces meant to inspire the viewer with idealism, work ethics, and religion. Over one hundred major works embellish the twenty-two acre complex, making the center the world's largest indoor/outdoor urban museum. The artists include such noted figures as Gaston Lachaise, Lee Lowrie, Paul Manship, Carl Milles, Isamu Noguchi, Diego Rivera, and William Zorach. This book is the first comprehensive review of their work.Each chapter investigates a single building, illustrated with both historic and dramatic new photographs. Also included are explanations of the themes, myths, and allegories. The book...


Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design
Katarina V. Posch
3931936325
January 2001
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Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth
Louise Allison Cort
0520239237
May 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"It is a rare pleasure to find a thoughtful, readable book that opens a new perspective on a major artist by revealing a hitherto little-known facet of his career. . . . Beautifully illustrated."--Library Journal

Book Description
Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is renowned for his stone and bronze sculpture, his gardenlike installations in public spaces, and his furniture designs. Far less familiar, but no less important, is Noguchi's work in clay, which he executed in three intensive sessions in 1931, 1950, and 1952, all during visits to Japan. The pieces included in this elegant volume and the accompanying exhibition comprise the first major museum presentation of Isamu Noguchi's ceramics and the introduction of the work of major postwar Japanese ceramic...


The Life of Isamu Noguchi: Journey without Borders
Masayo Duus
069112096X
August 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
That Isamu Noguchi's stature in the art world remains unresolved says as much about that unforgiving place as it does about this singular sculptor, designer, and garden creator. He could be stubborn, tempestuous, manipulative. His signature expressions--sleek elegance, a melding of Japanese traditions and Euro-American modernism, evocations of sensuous human forms bound with deep echoes of the earth's gifts--were rarely considered revolutionary. This studious and sympathetic biography, though, defines the essence of Noguchi (1904-88) as a lifelong struggle against unbelonging. Born to an American woman, who pointed him toward art, and a Japanese poet, who abandoned the family, Noguchi was an outsider in both countries and thus always in search of an identity and a home. He worked with Brancusi and Martha Graham; his...


Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space
Ana M. Torres De Torre
1580930549
October 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Two entirely disparate aspects of our present zeitgeist--the embrace of multicultural complexity in place of its former suppression, and the current elision of landscape design with "real" sculpture and art--might seem to be as adolescent as our own postmodern age. Both, however, were fully embodied in the work of the great Japanese-American Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), which as early as the 1930s was finding reconciliation in cultural rootlessness, and eroding the line between landscape and sculpture. Ana Maria Torres's handsome, erudite, and broad-ranging study of Noguchi's public works drives these two points home. Complete with a wealth of black-and-white photographs of both his completed works and models of his unrealized ones, the book prompts us to consider from new angles some of the unique accomplishments of...


Isamu Noguchi: A Sculptor's World
Isamu Noguchi (Illustrator)
388243970X
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Sculptor's World is the long-awaited reprint of Isamu Noguchi's 1968 autobiography. It remains Noguchi's most comprehensive statement about the art that brought him international acclaim. Told in words and images, A Sculptor's World is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the life and work of this seminal artist or a general interest in the art of sculpture. Also reprinted in this volume is the original foreword to the book by R. Buckminster Fuller, from which the above quote is taken. In my long experience as an intimate witness of Noguchi's work, I believe that whatever the external entities of his coordinate translating may be, they represent a faithful manifest of the intellectual and harmonic being, Noguchi. In my estimation, the evoluting array and extraordinary breadth of his conceptioning...


Isamu Noguchi
Valerie Fletcher
1857593421
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Noguchi East and West
Dore Ashton
0520083407
March 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Sculptor Isamu Noguchi's work shows him to be a romantic pained by an acute sense of loss, suggests art historian Ashton in this biographical study. Illustrated. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
This captivating biography of world-renowned sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi highlights his lifelong personal and artistic struggle to reconcile Western ideas with his traditional Oriental heritage. Guided by her personal insight and friendship with the artist, art critic Ashton focuses on Noguchi's travels in the United States and abroad, his diversified work as sculptor and designer of public and private gardens, theater sets and furniture, as well as his professional and social relationships with fellow artists Constantin Brancusi, Arshile...


Famous People of Asian Ancestry
Barbara J. Marvis
1883845564
July 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-Included here are inspiring biographies of five Asian Americans: master chef, author and PBS personality Martin Yan; artist Mine Okubo; the founder of Benihana of Tokyo, Inc., Rocky Aoki; author Amy Tan; and actor Dustin Nguyen. Wherever possible, material is drawn from personal interviews and is accompanied by black-and-white photos, many of which are personal snapshots. Samples of Okubo's drawings are reproduced. The writing is often dull and repetitious; the sketches, varying in length from 9 pages for Nguyen to 24 for Aoki and Okubo, have errors. The Japanese province mentioned should be Gumma, not Gamma. Background information is sometimes vague; the book states that "England and France declared war on September 3, 1939" but doesn't say against whom. Janet Morey and Wendy Dunn's Famous Asian...


Isamu Noguci and the UNESCO Garden
Marc Treib
0970973144
March 2003
Hardcover
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Knoll Furniture: 1938-1960
Steven Rouland
0764322109
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the 1940s and 1950s, Knoll Furniture became symbolic of the modern design movement. This book catalogs furniture produced by the Knoll Furniture Company of New York during its first two exciting decades. Over 270 illustrations present forms by such influential designers as Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi, George Nakashima, Jens Risom, Ralph Rapson, and others. An easy-to-use identification guide includes production dates and designer attribution. Original catalog photographs and many from the Knoll Museum Archive, a company history, designer biographies, and a price guide are included. This book is an essential reference for all who are interested in modern furniture design. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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