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Isamu Noguchi, Human Aspect as a Contemporary
54 Witnesses in Japan and America


Beautiful first edition, in rare illustrated hard slipcase, of this handsome hardcover volume of essays on Isamu Noguchi. This series of essays, personal reflections and accounts by 54 friends and colleagues of Noguchi’s, including Yoshi Taniguchi (architect), Issey Miyake (fashion designer), Arata Isozaki (architect), Tadao Ando (architect), Ikko Tanaka (graphic designer), Thomas Messer (director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation), Kenzo Tange (architect), and many others, was published to commemorate the opening of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Japan. First half of the book sees all essays in English, followed by a pictorial section of colour photographs of Noguchi at work, his sculptures and the Noguchi Garden, taken by famed Japanese photographers Shigeo Anzai, Yukio Futagawa, Kishin Shinoyama and others. The book closes with all essays repeated in Japanese. Also includes a map of Isamu Noguchi works across Japan, a biography, chronology, and blurbs on all contributing essayists, all in English and also Japanese.

A precise and very personal publication, and in this scarce hard-case edition, art directed by friend and celebrated Japanese graphic designer Ikko Tanaka, as one of his last ever design projects.
A must for any enthusiast of Noguchi’s work.

Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. One of the greatest 20th-century sculptors, Noguchi is known for his sculpture and public works, creating innovative parks, plazas, playgrounds, fountains, gardens, and stage sets as well as sculpture of stone, metal, wood, and clay, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.
In 1947, Noguchi began a collaboration with the Herman Miller company, when he joined with George Nelson, Paul László and Charles Eames to produce a catalog containing what is often considered to be the most influential body of modern furniture ever produced, including the iconic Noguchi table which remains in production today.

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Decorative Art and Modern Interiors 1980
Vol. 69: Environments for people



Volume 69 “Environments for People” (1980) of Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, one of the finest book series from Studio Vista (UK)/William Morrow and Co (US).
Each handsomely designed volume showcases a selection of the finest examples of new architecture, interior design, environmental design, textiles, furniture and product design.  Each volume including profiles on highlighted architectural projects that are documented through beautiful colour and b&w photography, desciptive texts, and axonometric, plan and section drawings, plus “Trends in Furnishings and in the Decorative Arts”, which gives fine examples of new design in furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, etc.

Volume 69 (1980) includes, amongst many others, profiles on the National Ethnographical Museum Suita, Osaka by architect Kisha Kurokawa; The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia, England, by Architects Foster Associates; The Coal Street Park Swimming Centre, Pennsylvania, by Architects Bohlin Powell Brown; The Ishihara Residence, Osaka, by Architect Tadao Ando & Associates; plus an introduction by Editor Maria Schofield translated from English to additional Spanish and Japanese.
plus much more.

An invaluable series of books on architecture, interior and product design from the 1960s-1980s.

* Condition: Good (protected in original dust-jacket, general ageing/wear)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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DECORATIVE ART AND MODERN INTERIORS 1979
Volume 68 - "Themes in Nature"


Volume 68 (1979) of Decorative Art and Modern Interiors, one of the finest book series from the great Studio Vista (UK).
Each handsomely designed volume showcases a selection of the finest examples of new architecture, interior design, environmental design, textiles, furniture and product design.  Each volume including profiles on highlighted architectural projects that are documented through beautiful colour and b&w photography, desciptive texts, and axonometric, plan and section drawings, plus “Trends in Furnishings and in the Decorative Arts”, which gives fine examples of new design in furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, etc.

Volume 68 (1979) “Theme in Nature” includes: The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran; The Azuma Residence in Osaka, Japan; A House in the Pinewoods of Tuscany, Italy; Twin Dunehouses at Atlantic Beach Florida, USA; The Vacation Ilouse of the Architect in Blokhus, Jutland;  The ‘K’ Villa on Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan; The Hot Dog House in Harvard, Illinois, USA;  The International Museum of Horology at Chaux-de—Fonds, Switzerland; The Ingot ~ A Coffee Bar in Kitakyushu, Japan; A Solar House near Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hopkins House in Hampstead, London, England; The Home of the Architect near los Angeles, California, USA; An Apartment in Milan, Italy; A House on Lake Washington, near Seattle, USA; The Vasarely Foundation near Aix—en-Provence, France; The Takahara Residence in Tokyo, Japan; Casa Vittoria – A Holiday Home in Pantelleria, Italy; Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki, Finland; Elements of Architecture: The Window, by Patrick Reyntiens;  Trends in Furnishing and Decorative Art; Manufacturers and Designers; plus an introduction by Editor Maria Schofield translated from English to additional Spanish, German, French and Japanese. All texts throughout are in English.

Includes the work of Shoei Yoh, Stanley Tigerman, Gae Aulenti, Tadao Ando, Antoni Gaudi, Rudolf Steiner, Shigeru Uchida, Claus Bonderup, William Morgan, Pierre Zollyamd Georges J. Haefeli, Giacarlo Bicocchi, Luigi Bicocchi, Roberto Monsani, Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, Studio P E R, Masayuki Kurokawa, Jean Sonnier and Dominique Rosseray, Wendell H Lovett, Daniele Boatti, Helmuth Schulitz, Michael Hopkins, Antoine Predock,  and many more.

An invaluable series of books on architecture, interior and product design from the 1960s-1980s.

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JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.138, September 1970


JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN
No.138, September 1970

One of Japan’s finest magazines for interior design and home furnishings, edited by Moriyama Kazuhiko.
JAPAN INTERIOR DESIGN presents a monthly comprehensive view of traditional, contemporary, and contemplated environmental designs and pure art forms both Japanese and foreign, through pictures and critical reviews. English captions and summaries of major articles are provided.

Very rare, this issue includes a huge cover feature on SUPERSTUDIO “DESIGNERS WHO PHILOSOPHIZE” which includes profiles on a series of Italian Bookstore, Night Club and Boutique designs by SUPERSTUDIO, “Enclosure of Serenity”, Lighting Fixtures, Fumiturel “Luxor Series” from the Antique Furniture Fair, The Florence Architectural Exhibition “Trigon ’69”, “The Continuous Monument” – A Project for Italian Pavilion at Expo’70 and much more.

Also includes “Easy Chair” by Tobia Scarpa; Furniture Design by l; Furniture Manufacturer of the Wor1d “Knoll International” U. S. A.; Bar―Wagon by Tadao Ando; Men’s Wear Shop “MARKET ONE EDWARD’S” interior design: Kuramata Design Associates; Two Floor-Lamp Designs by Nanda Vigo; Camera Attachments Designed by Joe C. Colombo; “Space Jack” Living Capsule for Leisure design & production: Team JEMCO; Theatrical Design for a Kabuki Play design: Kaoru Kanamori & Associates and much more.

* Condition: Very Good (clean and tight, only light general shelf wear and slight tanning) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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