Noguchi in Paris: the Unesco Garden

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William Stout Publishers, 2003 - Architecture - 147 pages
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In 1958, with the project of the garden for the new UNESCO headquarters building in Paris, Noguchi realized an exterior design that tested both the state of modern sculpture and in some ways his own Japanese-American background. Noguchi designed a lower garden complete with modelled stone surfaces, greenery, rock arrangements, a shallow cascade and a pond. The garden mixed the contoured surfaces of a modern sculptural relief with arrangements of rocks and object forms that directly recalled the heritage of Japanese garden design. Historic and contemporary photographs present the development of the design, and its colours and textures throughout the seasons. This book present for the first time Noguchi's life and work.

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