Isamu Noguchi: Landscape as Sculpture
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Lecture by Marc Treib in the Institute’s seminar room, starting at 6pm
An opportunity to hear a lecture by Prof. Marc Treib (Berkeley University and Henry Moore Institute Visiting Senior Research Fellow, 2016-17) discussing the prolific American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi (1904-88).
Probably no figure in modern American landscape architecture has been more influential, yet more ambiguously regarded, than the sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Although his landscapes include several of the twentieth century’s most original designs, and have received almost universal praise, Noguchi nonetheless occupies a place well-removed from normal practice.
Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. He is the author of Noguchi in Paris: Isamu Noguchi and the Unesco Garden (Abrams, 2003), Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscapes, Restraint, and Attending (ORO), Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán (Yale), and Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (co-editor, Routledge) were published in 2016.
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