Changing and Unchanging Things : Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan - the exhibition catalogue from Asian Art Museum of San Francisco/Noguchi Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Changing and Unchanging Things : Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

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A beautifully illustrated book about the friendship and and mutual influences between two great artists:  Noguchi and Hasegawa

This handsome book which accompanies an exhibition at the Noguchi Museum traces the friendship and mutual influence between two artists: the Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and the Japanese painter and theorist Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957). It's tells the fascinating tale of how two great artists navigated a globalized cultural world and found inspiration at home and abroad.

The book includes vivid illustrations of Noguchi's Akari lamps and instantly recognizable stone, wood and metal sculptures as well as Hasegawa's paintings; essays by curators Dakin Hart and Mark Dean Johnson, Hasegawa’s “Noguchi in Japan” (1950) and Noguchi’s essay, “Remembrance of Saburo Hasegawa” (1976).

Published in association with The Noguchi Museum. Exhibition dates: Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan: January 12-March 21, 2019 The Noguchi Museum, New York: May 1-July 14, 2019 Asian Art Museum, San Francisco: September 27-December 8, 2019

  • Author: Dakin Hart and Mark Dean Johnson
  • Hardcover: 240 pages | 150 colour images
  • Date published: March 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0520298224
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 25.2 cm

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