This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition entitled Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics. It presents Isamu Noguchi's major ceramic works and the story behind their creation. It also introduces the work of prominent postwar Japanese ceramic artists with whom Noguchi collaborated or interacted. An understanding of the nature and scope of the concerns Noguchi expressed through clay is crucial to understanding his work as a whole, and consideration of Japanese ceramic artists in the 1950s reveals a largely unknown genre of modern Japanese art. With chronology of the artist.
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Onsite

Location code MON.NOI
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2004

ISBN / ISSN

0520239237

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Ceramic Art of Isamu Noguchi: A Close Embrace of the Earth

- Bert WINTHER-TAMAKI

The Modern Primitive: Discourse of the Visual Arts in Japan in the 1950s

- Nimi RYU

Japanese Encounters with Clay

- Louise Allison CORT

'Once an Oriental Always an Oriental': The American Display and Reception of Noguchi's Ceramics

- Bruce ALTSHULER

Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics
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Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics