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Isamu Noguchi
Retrospective 1992

Scarce major Japanese monograph on the work of prominent and influential Japanese-American sculptor artist, landscape architect, and furniture/lighting designer Isamu Noguchi, published on the occasion of the major retrospective exhibition “ISAMU NOGUCHI RETROSPECTIVE 1992”, March 14 1992 -May 10 1992 / The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and May 26 1992 – July 5 1992 / The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

This book documents a large many works spanning the 1920s-1980s, alongside text by Koji Takahashi, forming an important document and archive of Noguchi’s life and 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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HOUSES ARCHITECTS LIVE IN


First Japanese box edition of Barbara Plumb’s classic “Houses Architects Live In” from 1977, a Studio Book published by New York’s Viking Press, printed and bound in Japan.

Profiles the homes of Paolo Leoni, Von Sengen, Gerolamo Gola, Carlo Santi, Giancarlo Bicocchi, Winthrop Faulkner, Antoine Predock, Allan and Barbara Anderson, Wendall Lovett, Arthur Erickson, Luis Barragan, Colin St. John Wilson and M.J. Long, Warren Cox, Georgie Wolton, Michel Sadirac, William J. Conklin, Alberto Seassaro, Nanda Vigo, Claudio Dini, Harry and Penelope Seidler, George D. Hopkins Jr., Tim Prentice, Charles W. Moore, Luigi Capriolo and Jacek Popek, Hanford Yang, Barton Choy, Romano Juvera, Gae Aulenti, Robert Sobel, William Morgan, Hugh Newell Jacobson, Ulrich Franzen, Ziona Lesham, Anne and Tony Woolner, Christopher H.L. Owen, Norman Jaffe, Peter Chermayeff, James Lambeth, Vittorio Gregotti, Franco Tartaglino Mazzucchelli.

Texts in Japanese.

“The author reviews the concerns that determine architects’ choices in designing their own environments, and notes how they individually deal with such matters as situation, space, scale, balance, color, light, and all the factors involved in creating a home that meets their needs and interests. The book is rich in suggestions and solutions for beautifying and improving one’s own surroundings.”

Barbara Plumb was editor of the “Living” section of Vogue magazine in the 1970s and Senior editor of Pantheon Books.

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Styles of Living
The Best of Casa Vogue


First edition, published by Rizzoli in 1985, of this classic interior design book, “Styles of Living: The Best of Casa Vogue”

Making appearances in these rooms: Gae Aulenti, Man Ray, Enzo Mari, Carlo Scarpa, Pablo Picasso, Josef Hoffman, Cinzia Ruggeri, Max Ernst, Wols, Matteo Thun, Ettore Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Lucio Fontana, Eileen Grey, Daniel Buren, Gaetano Pesce, Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Massimo Vignelli, Andy Warhol, Frank Lloyd Wright, Antonio Tapiés, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Alver Aalto…..

“Ever since the end of the Second World War, Italian style, design and decoration have maintained an unprecedented predominance in the Western World. It was in the early 1950s that a great surge of decorative talent welled up in Italy, and this resulted in the ‘Italian look’ in clothes and in homes – a new standard of chic inventiveness.

The Italian view of interior design has been most enterprisingly expressed in the magazine Casa Vogue, which was founded in 1968 and has consistently been one of the most admired publications of Condé Nast International.

This book, garnered from the many issues of Casa Vogue, has been written and produced under the guidance of  Isa Vercellonim who has been its editor ever since its inception. The choice of picture-stories is intended to reflect the unusual and distinctive diversity of the magazine – ranging from traditional decoration to the more advance examples of minimal design, most the most significant  of contemporary buildings to the spectacular reconstructions and reconversions of old palazzi and coachhouses, from the ‘post modern’ to the ‘anti-modern’ and any other ‘moderns’ that may have been advocated recently. Italian trends naturally provide the main focus, but Casa Vogue also includes developments in the United States, France, Switzerland – indeed, wherever unusual and meaningful designs are being created.”

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Gae Aulenti


Gae Aulenti is one of the world’s most prominent architects, and her prodigious output encompasses museum and theater design, industrial and exhibition design, furniture, graphics, urban planning, and architecture. This now out-of-print 1997 heavy monograph illustrates Aulenti’s complete oeuvre and includes the world-famous Musée d’Orsay, stage designs for theater and opera, a villa in St. Tropez, exhibition designs for the 2001 Milan Triennale, her beautiful lamp works, furniture, glass vessels, and the remodeling of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, among many other highly visible designs captured through gorgeous photography and Aulenti’s own drawings.

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