Isamu Noguchi – Sculptural Design
Companion book to the exhibition curated by the Vitra Design Museum.
Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) is widely considered among the most important sculptors and designers of his day. His definition of sculpture was a broad one, and he created not only sculptures, but also designed stage sets, luminaries, furniture and public spaces, effectively bridging the gap between fine arts and the applied arts.
This richly-illustrated catalog features among others articles on Noguchi’s interiors and furniture, his relationship to Brancusi, his affiliations with the New York art world, the artist’s landscape designs, as well as Japanese and American influences in Noguchi’s work.
Hardbound: 320 pp. 155 illustrations, 80 in color.