The Life of Isamu Noguchi

The Life of Isamu Noguchi

Journey Without Borders

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004
ISBN: 9780691120966
Branch Call Number: 709.2 N689D
Characteristics: 439 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Mar 16, 2014

Isamu Noguchi had a really interesting life, and this fast-paced biography does it justice. Born in California to an American mother and Japanese father, he grew up largely fatherless in Japan and spent his teen years in the middle of nowhere, Indiana, studied with the Mount Rushmore sculptor and Brancusi, learned ink painting from a Beijing master, had an affair with Frida Kahlo, tried for public art commissions in Depression-era America & designed the bridges to the peace monument in Hiroshima, was the only voluntary internee in the Poston, Arizona relocation camp, collaborated for decades with Martha Graham, was a close friend of Buckminster Fuller & Arshile Gorky, and on and on. Duus tells his story with great spirit and sympathy, and the reader will learn a great deal about a 20th century artist who deserves to be much better known.


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