Almost as good as having the artist give you a personal tour of the museum, which has become one of New York's major attractions. Noguchi writes with clarity, eloquence, and sensitivity." -ARTnews Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the greatest 20th-century sculptors, creating innovative parks, plazas, playgrounds, fountains, gardens, and stage sets as well as sculptures of stone, metal, wood, and clay. His works can be seen in public spaces and major museums worldwide, but the full breadth of his vision is revealed most clearly at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, New York. Written and designed by Noguchi himself, this book offers unparalleled insights into the museum's treasures-and represents the unity and scope of more than 60 years of intense sculptural activity. NOW IN PAPERBACK
About the author
Isamu Noguchi was the son of an American writer and a Japanese poet. Dividing his time between the United States and Japan, he was at home in both cultures and was honored with national awards from both countries; he received the National Medal of Arts from President Reagan in 1987.