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Noguchi’s Gardens

Landscape as Sculpture

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‘Noguchi’s Gardens: Landscape as Sculpture,’ richly illustrated with images from the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum archives alongside the author’s own photographs; rewards those interested in landscape architecture, art history, garden design, and art more broadly…

ISBN: 978-1-957183-99-2
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 304pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 10″ x 10″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

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Description

Isamu Noguchi’s (1904–1988) interests and production spanned an exceptionally broad terrain that included furniture and lamps, stage sets for dance, plazas, courtyards—and gardens.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 in
Publication date

November 2022

Size

8.5" x 11" portrait

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Overview

While sculpture remained central to his artistic practice, Isamu Noguchi’s (1904–1988) interests and production spanned an exceptionally broad terrain that included furniture and lamps, stage sets for dance, plazas, courtyards—and gardens. Noguchi made no distinction between design, craft, and the so-called fine arts: in his view all of these could all be considered art should their aesthetic qualities sufficiently transcend those generated by the simple address of need.

Although his gardens include several of the twentieth century’s most iconic landscape designs and have received almost universal praise, Noguchi nonetheless occupies a place removed from the normal practice of landscape architecture. As an artist he relied more on intuition—bolstered by focused study where required—than on objective analysis, and he shaped his landscapes as sculpture, with space as their primary vehicle. To Noguchi landscape design was a spatial and formal art, and from his earliest environmental projects to the works of his later maturity, he succeeded in conceiving and constructing a series of remarkable places.

Authors

Marc Treib Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Books published by ORO Editions include ‘Landscapes of Modern Architecture’; ‘Austere Gardens’; ‘The Landscapes of Georges Descombes: Doing Almost Nothing’; and ‘Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West and East’; and more recently ‘The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design’ and ‘Serious Fun: The Landscapes of Claude Cormier’.

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ISBN: 978-1-957183-99-2
Binding: Hardbound
Pages: 304pp
Publication Date: Spring 2024
Size: 10″ x 10″ Portrait
World Rights: Available

Noguchi’s Gardens

Isamu Noguchi’s (1904–1988) interests and production spanned an exceptionally broad terrain that included furniture and lamps, stage sets for dance, plazas, courtyards—and gardens.

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