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 Post subject: Isamu Noguchi Exhibition
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2001 12:06 am 
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The gentle genius of Isamu Noguchi was informed by both East and West, says our critic. And now the varied fruits can be enjoyed at the Design Museum

BY RICHARD CORK in The Times

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Throughout his long and prolific career, Noguchi sought to break down the barriers between fine and applied arts, nowhere more memorably than in the theatre. For over 30 years he collaborated with Martha Graham on her revolutionary approach to modern dance. Isolated on otherwise bare stages, Noguchi’s work asserted a singular identity, even as it contributed to Graham’s radical interpretation of history and myth.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2003 5:29 am 
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Modernist in the Making

By GRACE GLUECK
NY Times

His reputation today may be that of a card-carrying modernist, but Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) started out as a sculptor of the classical school. <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/30/arts/design/30NOGU.html target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Isamu Noguchi Exhibition
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:42 pm 
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wow wish I could go, I know Noguchi from his collaboration with Graham...great sense of shape and space...he used to consider space as a sort of material, a volume to be dealt with sculpturally...

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Noguchi's good-earth sculptures
By Joanna Shaw-Eagle for The Washington Times

The Japanese-American sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) made his landmark terra-cotta "Queen" in 1931 in Japan. Raised there until he was packed off to an American boarding school at age 13, the artist had returned to Japan to find his personal and artistic roots. He later described the work as "my close embrace of the earth."

Mr. Noguchi had studied with the Romanian-French modernist sculptor Constantin Brancusi in Paris. The 3-foot-plus-tall "Queen," in which he stacked rounded forms for a human-looking column, drew from both Brancusi's abstractions of women and prehistoric Japanese "haniwa" tomb figures. The sculptor not only distilled thousands of years and miles with "Queen," he re-created it as an "akari" lamp-sculpture as well.

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Noguchi Exhibit Reveals Lost Dance World

By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO
Associated Press
December 07, 2004

"Noguchi and Graham: Selected Works for Dance" highlights nine of the 19 collaborations between the celebrated sculptor Isamu Noguchi and modern dance pioneer Martha Graham, from 1935's "Frontier" to "Phaedra," in 1962.
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