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The life of Isamu Noguchi : journey without borders

Author: ドウス, 昌代 (1938-) ; Masayo Duus
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Isamu Noguchi, born in Los Angeles as the illegitimate son of an American mother and a Japanese poet father, was one of the most prolific yet enigmatic figures in the history of twentieth-century American art. Throughout his life, Noguchi (1904-1988) grappled with the ambiguity of his identity as an artist caught up in two cultures." "His personal struggles - as well as his many personal triumphs - are chronicled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Isamu Noguchi; Isamu Noguchi; Isamu Noguchi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: ドウス, 昌代 (1938-) ; Masayo Duus
ISBN: 069112096X 9780691120966
OCLC Number: 54693020
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of: Isamu Noguchi.
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005.
Description: 439 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Yone and Leonie --
His mother's child --
All-American boy --
Journey of self-discovery --
Becoming a Nisei --
The song of a snail --
Honeymoon with Japan --
The world of dreams --
The universe in a garden --
Encounter with a stonecutter --
Farewell to a dreamer.
Other Titles: Isamu Noguchi.
Responsibility: Masayo Duus ; translated by Peter Duus.
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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), born in Los Angeles as the illegitimate son of an American mother and a Japanese poet father, was one of the most prolific yet enigmatic figures in the history of  Read more...

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Duus animates this packed biography with her detailed research and poignant anecdotes. Publishers Weekly The amount of material given is prodigious and [Duus's] labors must have been enormous. -- Read more...

 
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