The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Epub Ó Isamu Noguchi

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Epub Ó Isamu Noguchi


The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Author Isamu Noguchi – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Isamu Noguchi is regarded as one the greatest 20th century sculptors creating innovative parks plazas and stage sets The full breadth of his work can be seen at the Isamu Nogudchi Garden Museum Writte Isamu Noguchi is regarded Noguchi Garden PDF É as one the greatest th century sculptors creating innovative parks plazas and stage sets The full breadth of his work can be seen at the Isamu Nogudchi Garden Museum Written and designed by Noguchi this book offers insights into the museum's pleasures.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
  • Isamu Noguchi
  • English
  • 02 September 2014
  • 9780810929289

2 thoughts on “The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

  1. Lloyd Downey Lloyd Downey says:

    This is a book about a gardenrather an unusual garden It is the sculpture garden and personal garden of Isamu Noguchi mother American father Japanese And Isamu somewhat caught between the two cultures Maybe this is why he had such drive and creativity I can see why he settled in Murea village in Shikoku Japan The whole village is steeped in stone carving and towering in the distance are the granite rock uarries When I visited the sound of electric hammers chipping away at the granite was incessant I must say that I have always wondered about Noguchi's prodigious output in stone But clearly he had many helpers here and a great deal of expertise in stone cutting and polishingand somewhere I saw reference to a team of little old ladies who did polishing work on the stones To a certain extend also Noguchi has taken a few shortcuts with his art He has taken the stone split by drilling and feathering and set it up rather like a found object as part of his art Often he offsets this roughness and crudeness against a fine polished finish One of the attractions of the gardenand reflected in the beautiful photographs in this bookis the fact that you can see stone sculpture in it's various stages from the undressed blocks through to the highly polished round rings I must confess that I am still puzzled about how Noguchi managed to get such a tight joins between the different blocks of stone that make up several of his sculptures I have also been fascinated by the way that he so economically fashioned many of his sculptures from dimensionally cut sheetsjoining them like a kind of cardboard 3D model Some of these are on view But the man also worked his magic on his surroundings his house his workshop and even the hill behind his house have been turned into works of art in their own right Nor was his oeuvre confined to stoneat the other end of the spectrum of solidityhe was fashioning beautiful lampshades of paper and creating furniture What a talent I noticed a plaster model of a stone tower that has been built full size in Sapporo Japan It is a stone slippery dip Highly polished black granite and I well recall sliding down it with my young son Not sure that such a works would survive vandalism in my home town but the Japanese are so civic minded This is a large format paperback book Actually my edition is the Japanese version with some English text and I purchased it at the Garden itself The photographs are just lovely One is forbidden from taking photos but I would not have been able to match the artistry of these photos They capture the real spirit of the place many with Noguchi himself in the picture There is very little textthe pictures are expected to speak for themselves and do just that Can't recommend it enoughthough it should also be obvious that I am a fan of Noguchi's work

  2. Shinji007 Shinji007 says:

    An ok introduction to some of Noguchi's work now I really want to go here

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