Posts tagged "Isamu Noguchi"

Hammer, Chisel, Drill

Spent the morning at an Art for Families program at the Noguchi Museum, on their first day open after Superstorm Sandy. The kids learned all about tools, related to the current exhibition on Isamu Noguchi’s working practice. Tools, studio photos, video and unfinished sculpture all tell the story behind the finished works.

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Isamu Noguchi’s Playground Equipment

“Noguchi’s playground equipment designs were criticized on the grounds they were too dangerous. These models were developed as part of a design for a playground to be constructed in Hawaii, but remained unrealized.” [via]


Here’s the playground they could have built on the High Line and not messed with the style…

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Isamu Noguchi’s Playground Equipment

“Noguchi’s playground equipment designs were criticized on the grounds they were too dangerous. These models were developed as part of a design for a playground to be constructed in Hawaii, but remained unrealized.” [via]

Here’s the playground they could have built on the High Line and not messed with the style…

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Bucky Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Story of a Friendship: Shoji Sadao, director of the Noguchi Museum, relates the dynamics of a friendship based on a shared fascination with technology and the possibility of a utopian world.

This entire piece, and its accompanying images, are well-worth a click-through to Domus for a read.
[Image: Isamu Noguchi, Akari light sculpture display in Japan, 1970. Photograph by Michio Noguchi, courtesy of Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller and Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections, R. Buckminster Fuller Collection.]

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Bucky Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Story of a Friendship: Shoji Sadao, director of the Noguchi Museum, relates the dynamics of a friendship based on a shared fascination with technology and the possibility of a utopian world.

This entire piece, and its accompanying images, are well-worth a click-through to Domus for a read.

[Image: Isamu Noguchi, Akari light sculpture display in Japan, 1970. Photograph by Michio Noguchi, courtesy of Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller and Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections, R. Buckminster Fuller Collection.]

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