Noguchi and Greece, Greece and Noguchi

Noguchi and Greece, Greece and Noguchiexamines the relationship between one of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists, Isamu Noguchi (1904–88), and the Mediterranean country he regularly visited for decades through the lens of Objects of Common Interest (OoCI). This two-volume set considers the influence of Greek culture on Noguchi’s work, and the metamorphosing identity he established from engaging with multiple cultures, diverse practitioners and a variety of mediums.
Letters, photographs, sketches and words from the artist himself—some never seen before now—reveal the intimate relationship Noguchi had with Greece. New writings explore the Japanese American interdisciplinarian’s creative community, including futurist Buckminster Fuller and choreographer Martha Graham; while contemporary visual essays reinterpret Noguchi’s enduring legacy across today’s design and art practices.