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Isamu Noguchi.

Bruce Altshuler. NY: Abbeville Press, 1994. Illus., 128 pp., hardcover, $35.00, paperback, $24.95.

"It is my desire to view nature through nature's eyes.... An unlimited field of abstract sculptural expression would then be realized in which flowers and trees, rivers and mountains, as well as birds, beasts and man, would be given their due place." This statement, written in 1926, sets the tone for the art of this important 20th-century sculptor. The author/director of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York, enables the reader to share Noguchi's vision through viewing the fascinating range of sculptural forms this innovative artist produced. Forty-eight color photos, plus many more in black and white, illustrate works that include bridges, lamps, furniture, interior walls, water gardens and sculpture gardens. The reader-friendly text discusses the artist's artistic development and describes in depth, many of his works.
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Author:Katter, Eldon
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Oct 1, 1994
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