3 edition of The Life of Isamu Noguchi found in the catalog.
|Statement||Princeton University Press|
|Publishers||Princeton University Press|
|LC Classifications||August 9, 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 81 p. :|
|Number of Pages||82|
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Published in connection with the centennial of the artist's birth, the book draws on Noguchi's letters, his reminiscences, and interviews with his friends and The Life of Isamu Noguchi to cast new light on his youth, his creativity, and his relationships. Noguchi was a consummate professional who excelled at whatever he undertook. Soon after, he met thewho urged him to reconsider art, as well as the Japanese dancerwhose celebrity status later helped Noguchi find acquaintances in the art world.a children's playground inGeorgia• Buckminster Fuller, a likeness of the inventor, theorist and architect who became a life-long friend, is covered in extremely reflective industrial chrome.
" — Choice "Masayo Duss's recent biography of the artist is a refreshing change of pace. Later that decade, while still in Italy, he began his banded marble works, for which he used a post-tension technique involving a tightened, internal metal rod holding the multicolored pieces together.
His personal struggles — as well as his many personal triumphs — are vividly chronicled in The Life of Isamu Noguchi, the first full-length biography of this remarkable artist. After studying in Paris, where he befriended Alexander Calder and worked as an assistant to Constantin Brancusi, he became an ardent advocate for abstract sculpture.
New York Times December 31, 1988• It was commented upon during his lifetime that he literally knew everybody of note. He produced more than 2,500 works of sculpture, designed furniture, lamps, and stage sets, created dramatic public gardens all over the world, and pioneered the development of environmental art.
Published in connection with the centennial of the artist's birth, the book draws on Noguchi's letters, his reminiscences, and interviews with his friends and colleagues to cast new light on his youth, his creativity, and his relationships.
This helped form both him and his artistic sensibility, letting him take from both cultures and not be penned in by either.
But it was not a source of serenity.