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Isamu Noguchi's modernism : negotiating race, labor, and nation, 1930-1950

Author: Amy Lyford
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a study that combines archival research, a firm grounding in the historical context, biographical analysis, and sustained attention to specific works of art, Amy Lyford provides an account of Isamu Noguchi's work between 1930 and 1950 and situates him among other artists who found it necessary to negotiate the issues of race and national identity. In particular, Lyford explores Noguchi's sense of his art as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Isamu Noguchi; Isamu Noguchi; Isamu Noguchi
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Lyford
ISBN: 9780520253148 0520253140
OCLC Number: 818734493
Notes: "Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation."
Description: viii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Labor. Earthworks, the Depression Economy, and Monument to the Plow --
Modernism, Public Art, and Sculpture as Social Practice in the 1930s --
Reinventing Labor in New York --
Race. Negotiating Japanese American Confinement --
Reimagining Humanity in the 1940s --
Noguchi, Asian America, and Artistic Identity in Postwar New York --
Postscript: Beginnings and Ends at the Venice Biennale --
Appendix A. Noguchi's "A Plan for Government Sponsored Farm and Craft Settlement for People of Japanese Parentage" --
Appendix B. Noguchi's "I Become a Nisei."
Responsibility: Amy Lyford.

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Explores interweaving of race, national identity, and the practice of sculpture. In this book, the author takes us through a close examination of the early US career of the Japanese American sculptor  Read more...

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