About this talk

Running time: 28 minutes

The architect Shoji Sadao, partner of Buckminster Fuller (see The Story Of A Quest), met Isamu Noguchi through him and worked with both of them for many years, eventually becoming a partner also to Noguchi. He is now Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation in Long Island City, New York.

Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 1988), the world-famous Japanese American sculptor, transformed landscapes and sculpted space into places of symbolism, mythology and abstraction. Sadao describes some of the landscape work they did together. He also relates how Noguchi came to design the bamboo and paper Akari lamps.

Noguchi, he concludes, "always wanted to do something timeless... eternal verities were what Noguchi looked for".

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Shoji Sadao


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