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Isamu Noguchi the sculpture of spaces

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Alternate title:Sculpture of spaces
Summary:"One day I had a vision: I saw the Earth as sculpture." In this program, Isamu Noguchi speaks through archival film and audio recordings about sculpting space by using sculpture to redefine its own setting and by reshaping the landscape itself into a vast work of art. Noguchi biographer Dore Ashton and others who knew Noguchi provide insights into his life and personality. Landmarks such as the UNESCO gardens, Bayfront Park, the Expo '70 fountains, Black Slide Mantra, the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden, Moere Numa Park, and the artist's home in Mure, Japan, are featured, as are Water Stone, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the stage sets he designed for Martha Graham.
Provider:Sapporo Terebi Hōsō Kabushiki Kaisha
Alternate Current (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Sculptors United States Biography
Sculptors Japan Biography
Sculpture, Modern 20th century
Sculpture, Japanese 20th century
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Films@UM Browse terms:Fine Arts, Photography
Collection:Films@UM
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