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February 25, 2011

"Isamu Noguchi" (video review)

Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces
Sapporo Television Broadcasting and Alternate Current

This biographical film presents the unique understanding sculptor Isamu Noguchi brought to his works and examines his renowned sculptural projects. With numerous clips of Noguchi expounding upon his art and his early vision of the earth as sculpture, the film persuasively shows how he incorporated these thoughts into his own innovative work. Documenting his vision and the inspiration he drew from Japanese stone gardens are some of his commissions throughout the world: the UNESCO Garden of Peace, Bayfront Park in Miami, the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden in Jerusalem, and his final project, Moerenuma Park in Sapporo. The working methods Noguchi employed, such as his use of 3-D models rather than drawings for plans, as well as the difficulties and controversies surrounding such large-scale sculptural projects are also addressed. As a whole, the film shows that Noguchi's sculpture continues to be a longstanding testimony to his life and vision.

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Posted by rmassare at February 25, 2011 02:00 PM

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