Noguchi Museum Noguchi Museum - A Portrait exhibition catalogue

Noguchi Museum - A Portrait

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`A new book of photographs by Tina Barney and Stephen Shore focuses on the museum and its visitors as well as the quiet power of the artist's oeuvre' Wall Street Journal 

Noguchi, a modernist sculptor and designer, founded and designed the Noguchi Museum for the specific purpose of exhibiting his works. The 1920s-era industrial space in Long Island City, Queens, became the first and only museum in the US to be designed by a living artist for the artist's own work. 'Of all the places in the city you can go to recharge your spiritual batteries, one of the loveliest and least well known is the sculpture garden at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens.' The New York Times.

Published to celebrate the museum's 30th anniversary, Noguchi Museum - A Portrait presents Tina Barney's and Stephen Shore's photos of the individual works on view at the museum and visitors at the museum. Also included is an essay reflecting on Noguchi and his influence,  a section with plate images of iconic Noguchi works as well as a selection of archival images documenting the transformation of the museum.

Publishers Weekly named the book in its Top 10 art books for Autumn 2015.

  • Author: Stephen Shore and Tina Barney
  • Hardcover: 136 pages | 78 illustrations
  • Date published: September 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714870281
  • Product Dimensions: 32.4 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm

'The acute photographic storytelling simultaneously captures the beauty of the art as well as the ambience of the museum in action, detailing visitors engaging with the artwork' - Publishers Week

'Shore’s spatial explorations and Barney’s intimate portraits seem to celebrate Noguchi himself, who combined abstract sculptural concerns with sensitivity to people and emotions' - Metropolis Magazine

`A new book of photographs by Tina Barney and Stephen Shore focuses on the museum and its visitors as well as the quiet power of the artist's oeuvre' Wall Street Journal 

'An elegant commemoration' - Surface