Isamu Noguchi/Qi Baishi/ Beijing 1930
While en route to Japan for his first time since childhood, Isamu Noguchi paid an unexpected visit to Beijing (then called Peking) from July 1930 to January 1931. A fateful encounter with a Japanese businessman and art collector, Sotokichi Katsuizumi (1889-1985), exposed the young artist to Katsuizumi's small collection of scrolls by the poet, seal carver, and traditional ink painting master Qi Biashi (1864-1957). Noguchi was entranced by what he saw, and asked to be introduced to Qi Baishi whom he observed and studied with.
On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922-1960
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum,
This catalogue illuminates Noguchi's friendships, mentorships and collaborations in celebration of the artist's experimentations and influences. Included are artists Gutzon Borglum, Constatin Brancusi, and Arshile Gorky, choreographers Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham, and important figures such as Buckminster Fuller, Florence Knoll and George Nelson, among others.
Isamu Noguchi: Between East and West
Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation/The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum/Umberto Allemandi & C.,
Published in conjunction with the first major exhbition of Noguchi's work in Greece, this catalogue explores Noguchi's life and work, inluding his travels in Greece, work in marble and stone, and the themes of mythology in his sculpture and work for the stage. Includes a chronology and bibliography.
Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum/Five Ties Publishing,
This exhibition catalogue discusses Noguchi's collaboration with Isamu Kenmochi and their contributions to modern design. Includes a detailed chronologies of the lives of Noguchi and Kenmochi and the production of Akari lamps.
Isamu Noguchi: A Sculpture for Sculpture
Museum Fine Arts Houston,
Features essays on the history of the Cullen Sculpture Garden at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its creator, Isamu Noguchi. Discusses all 23 sculptures in the garden.
Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution/Whitney Museum of American Art/Scala Publishers
In this extensive essay, Fletcher examines Noguchi’s use of many different materials and explores the reasons underlying his diverse practice. She seeks to dispel the previous limited interpretations of Isamu Noguchi as a Japanese American artist, instead redefining him as one of the truly global artists of the modern era.
Noguchi in Paris: The Unesco Garden
William Stout Publishers/Unesco Publishing,
Written by Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley Marc Treib, this book focuses on Noguchi's work on the Unesco Garden in Paris and its influences.
Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,
A study of Noguchi's ceramics and post-war Japanese ceramicists who were inspired by or collaborated with him.
Zen No Zen: Aspects of Noguchi's Sculptural Vision
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.,
Catalogue for the 2002 exhibition of Noguchi sculptures featuring a Zen aesthetic, most of which he created during the last twenty years of his life.
Isamu Noguchi: Sculptural Design
Vitra Design Museum,
A catalogue documenting the exhibition of 75 of Noguchi's works. This book demonstrates the diversity of his oeuvre, including his set designs, furniture designs, and environmental sculpture.
Relocated: Twenty Stones from Japan
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.,
Catalogue for the 2001 exhibition of twenty Noguchi works shipped from his former studio in Japan. Includes photographs and statements on Noguchi's work in granite, basalt and andesite.
Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space
The Montecelli Press,
A comprehensive study of more than 75 of Noguchi's public works. This volume discusses Noguchi's collaboration with Martha Graham and Buckminster Fuller.