Catalogues Raisonnés

Botnick, Diane and Nancy Grove. The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924–1979: A Catalogue. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1980.

The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné.

By Noguchi

Noguchi, Isamu. “What’s the Matter with Sculpture?Art Front 16 (September–October 1936): 13–14. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “I Become a Nisei.” 1942. Unpublished manuscript produced for Readers’ Digest. The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum Archive.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Trouble Among Japanese Americans.” The New Republic 108 (February 1 1943): 145-146.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Meanings in Modern Sculpture.” Art News 48 (March 1949): 12–15. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Japanese Akari Lamps.” Craft Horizons 14 (September/October 1954): 16–18. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Towards a Reintegration of the Arts.” College Art Journal 9 (1960): 59–60. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “New Stone Gardens.” Art in America 52 (June 1964): 84–89. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. A Sculptor’s World. Foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller. New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1968. Reprint, Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2004/2015. 

Noguchi, Isamu. “The Sculptor and the Architect.” Studio International 176 (July/August 1968): 18–20. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces. Ex. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980.

Noguchi, Isamu. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1987.

Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, and Bruce Altshuler, eds. Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations. New York: Harry N. Abrams/The Noguchi Foundation, 1994.

Interviews

Noguchi, Isamu. “[From an] Interview with Isamu Noguchi.” Interviewed by Katharine Kuh. Horizon (March 1960): 104–112. A somewhat condensed version from Noguchi, Isamu. “Isamu Noguchi.” Interview with Katharine Kuh. In The Artist’s Voice: Talks with Seventeen Artists. New York and Evanston, Illinois: Harper & Row, 1962: 171–188 reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu and Paul Cummings. “Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution[Transcript]. A somewhat condensed version from Cummings, Paul. Artists in their Own Words: Interviews by Paul Cummings. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979; reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “The Courage to Desecrate Emptiness.” Art News (March 1986): 103–109.

Noguchi, Isamu and Rhony Alhalel. “Conversations with Isamu Noguchi.” Kyoto Journal 10 (Spring 1989): 32–37.

Biographies and Remembrances

Fuller, R. Buckminster. “Noguchi.” Palette (Winter 1960).

Brenson, Michael. “Isamu Noguchi, the Sculptor, Dies at 84.” The New York Times (December 31, 1988): 1, 9.

Graham, Martha. “From Collaboration, a Strange Beauty Emerged.” The New York Times, January 8, 1989.

Tanaka, Ikko ed. Isamu Noguchi, Human Aspect as a Contemporary: 54 Witnesses in Japan and America. Kagawa, Japan: The Shikoku Shimbun, 2002.

Duus, Masayo. The Life of Isamu Noguchi: Journey without Borders. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Herrera, Hayden. Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

References and Monographs

Hunter, Sam. Isamu Noguchi. New York: Abbeville Books, 1978.

Ashton, Dore. Noguchi: East and West. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

Altshuler, Bruce. Isamu Noguchi. Modern Masters Series, vol. 16. New York: Abbeville, 1994.

Torres, Ana Maria. Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2000.

Tracy, Robert. Spaces of the Mind: Isamu Noguchi’s Dance Designs. New York: Proscenium Publishers, 2001.

Winther-Tamaki, Bert. “Isamu Noguchi: Places of Affiliation and Disaffiliation,” in Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2001.

Treib, Marc. Noguchi in Paris: The UNESCO Garden. San Francisco and Paris: William Stout Publishers and UNESCO, 2003.

Exhibition Catalogues

Miller, Dorothy. Fourteen Americans. Ex. cat. The Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946.

Noguchi, Isamu, Saburo Hasegawa and Shuzo Takiguchi. Noguchi: 1931 50 51 52 Japan. Ex. cat. Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1953.

Gordon, John. Isamu Noguchi. Ex. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1968.

Friedman, Martin. Noguchi’s Imaginary Landscapes. Ex. cat. Walker Art Center. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1978.

Isamu Noguchi: Space of Akari and Stone. Ex. cat. Seibu Museum of Art. Texts by Takahiko Okada, Arata Isozaki and Isamu Noguchi. Tokyo: Takanawa Art Company, 1985. Reprint, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986.

Geldzahler, Henry ed. Isamu Noguchi: What is Sculpture? Ex. cat. 42nd Venice Biennale. New York: P.S. 1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc., 1986.

Play Mountain: Isamu Noguchi + Louis Kahn. Ex. cat. The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. Tokyo: The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996.

Grove, Nancy. Isamu Noguchi: Portrait Sculpture. Ex. cat. National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Quiet Light: An Installation of Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien. Ex. cat. Takashimaya Co. New York: Takashimaya Co., 1994.

Cort, Louise Allison and Bert Winther-Tamaki. Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth. Ex. cat. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2003.

Fletcher, Valerie ed. Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor. Ex. cat. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, D.C. and London: Scala Publishers Ltd., 2004.

Rychlak, Bonnie ed. Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi. Ex. cat. The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. New York: The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Five Ties Publishing, Inc., 2007.

Articles and Reviews

Levy, Julien. “Isamu Noguchi.” Creative Art (January 1933).

Hess, Thomas B. “Isamu Noguchi ‘46.” Art News 45 (September 25, 1946): 34–38; 47; 50–51.

Japanese–American Sculptor Shows off Weird New Works.” Life 21 (November 11, 1946): 12–13, 15.

Maurer, Herrymon. “Noguchi: An Abstract Sculptor Puts His Art to the Uses of an Industrial World.” Fortune 48 (September 1953): 116–121.

Ashton, Dore. “Art: Isamu Noguchi.” Arts and Architecture 80 (June 1963): 11-12, 30.

Gruen, John. “The Artist Speaks.” Art in America 56 (March/April 1968): 28–31.

Schonberg, Harold C. “Isamu Noguchi, A Kind of Throwback.” New York Times Magazine (April 14, 1968): 24, 27, 29-30, 32, 34.

Tomkins, Calvin. “The Art World: Rocks.” The New Yorker (March 24, 1980): 76–82.

McGill, Douglas C. “Isamu Noguchi’s Art Finds a Home in Queens.” The New York Times (April 3, 1985): C19.

Glueck, Grace. “Noguchi and His Dream Museum.” The New York Times (May 10, 1985): C1, C26.

Hagen, Charles. “Isamu Noguchi: United States Pavilion, Biennale.” Artforum (October 1986): 144–145.

Catalogues Raisonnés

Botnick, Diane and Nancy Grove. The Sculpture of Isamu Noguchi, 1924–1979: A Catalogue. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1980.

The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné.

By Noguchi

Noguchi, Isamu. “What’s the Matter with Sculpture?Art Front 16 (September–October 1936): 13–14. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “I Become a Nisei.” 1942. Unpublished manuscript produced for Readers’ Digest. The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum Archive.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Trouble Among Japanese Americans.” The New Republic 108 (February 1 1943): 145-146.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Meanings in Modern Sculpture.” Art News 48 (March 1949): 12–15. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Japanese Akari Lamps.” Craft Horizons 14 (September/October 1954): 16–18. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “Towards a Reintegration of the Arts.” College Art Journal 9 (1960): 59–60. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “New Stone Gardens.” Art in America 52 (June 1964): 84–89. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. A Sculptor’s World. Foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller. New York and Evanston: Harper & Row, 1968. Reprint, Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2004/2015. 

Noguchi, Isamu. “The Sculptor and the Architect.” Studio International 176 (July/August 1968): 18–20. Reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. Isamu Noguchi: The Sculpture of Spaces. Ex. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980.

Noguchi, Isamu. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1987.

Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, and Bruce Altshuler, eds. Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations. New York: Harry N. Abrams/The Noguchi Foundation, 1994.

Interviews

Noguchi, Isamu. “[From an] Interview with Isamu Noguchi.” Interviewed by Katharine Kuh. Horizon (March 1960): 104–112. A somewhat condensed version from Noguchi, Isamu. “Isamu Noguchi.” Interview with Katharine Kuh. In The Artist’s Voice: Talks with Seventeen Artists. New York and Evanston, Illinois: Harper & Row, 1962: 171–188 reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu and Paul Cummings. “Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution[Transcript]. A somewhat condensed version from Cummings, Paul. Artists in their Own Words: Interviews by Paul Cummings. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1979; reprinted in Apostolos-Cappadona and Altshuler, Essays and Conversations.

Noguchi, Isamu. “The Courage to Desecrate Emptiness.” Art News (March 1986): 103–109.

Noguchi, Isamu and Rhony Alhalel. “Conversations with Isamu Noguchi.” Kyoto Journal 10 (Spring 1989): 32–37.

Biographies and Remembrances

Fuller, R. Buckminster. “Noguchi.” Palette (Winter 1960).

Brenson, Michael. “Isamu Noguchi, the Sculptor, Dies at 84.” The New York Times (December 31, 1988): 1, 9.

Graham, Martha. “From Collaboration, a Strange Beauty Emerged.” The New York Times, January 8, 1989.

Tanaka, Ikko ed. Isamu Noguchi, Human Aspect as a Contemporary: 54 Witnesses in Japan and America. Kagawa, Japan: The Shikoku Shimbun, 2002.

Duus, Masayo. The Life of Isamu Noguchi: Journey without Borders. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Herrera, Hayden. Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

References and Monographs

Hunter, Sam. Isamu Noguchi. New York: Abbeville Books, 1978.

Ashton, Dore. Noguchi: East and West. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

Altshuler, Bruce. Isamu Noguchi. Modern Masters Series, vol. 16. New York: Abbeville, 1994.

Torres, Ana Maria. Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2000.

Tracy, Robert. Spaces of the Mind: Isamu Noguchi’s Dance Designs. New York: Proscenium Publishers, 2001.

Winther-Tamaki, Bert. “Isamu Noguchi: Places of Affiliation and Disaffiliation,” in Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2001.

Treib, Marc. Noguchi in Paris: The UNESCO Garden. San Francisco and Paris: William Stout Publishers and UNESCO, 2003.

Exhibition Catalogues

Miller, Dorothy. Fourteen Americans. Ex. cat. The Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1946.

Noguchi, Isamu, Saburo Hasegawa and Shuzo Takiguchi. Noguchi: 1931 50 51 52 Japan. Ex. cat. Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1953.

Gordon, John. Isamu Noguchi. Ex. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1968.

Friedman, Martin. Noguchi’s Imaginary Landscapes. Ex. cat. Walker Art Center. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1978.

Isamu Noguchi: Space of Akari and Stone. Ex. cat. Seibu Museum of Art. Texts by Takahiko Okada, Arata Isozaki and Isamu Noguchi. Tokyo: Takanawa Art Company, 1985. Reprint, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986.

Geldzahler, Henry ed. Isamu Noguchi: What is Sculpture? Ex. cat. 42nd Venice Biennale. New York: P.S. 1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc., 1986.

Play Mountain: Isamu Noguchi + Louis Kahn. Ex. cat. The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art. Tokyo: The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996.

Grove, Nancy. Isamu Noguchi: Portrait Sculpture. Ex. cat. National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Quiet Light: An Installation of Isamu Noguchi’s Akari Light Sculptures by Tod Williams & Billie Tsien. Ex. cat. Takashimaya Co. New York: Takashimaya Co., 1994.

Cort, Louise Allison and Bert Winther-Tamaki. Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics: A Close Embrace of the Earth. Ex. cat. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2003.

Fletcher, Valerie ed. Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor. Ex. cat. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Washington, D.C. and London: Scala Publishers Ltd., 2004.

Rychlak, Bonnie ed. Design: Isamu Noguchi and Isamu Kenmochi. Ex. cat. The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. New York: The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum / Five Ties Publishing, Inc., 2007.

Articles and Reviews

Levy, Julien. “Isamu Noguchi.” Creative Art (January 1933).

Hess, Thomas B. “Isamu Noguchi ‘46.” Art News 45 (September 25, 1946): 34–38; 47; 50–51.

Japanese–American Sculptor Shows off Weird New Works.” Life 21 (November 11, 1946): 12–13, 15.

Maurer, Herrymon. “Noguchi: An Abstract Sculptor Puts His Art to the Uses of an Industrial World.” Fortune 48 (September 1953): 116–121.

Ashton, Dore. “Art: Isamu Noguchi.” Arts and Architecture 80 (June 1963): 11-12, 30.

Gruen, John. “The Artist Speaks.” Art in America 56 (March/April 1968): 28–31.

Schonberg, Harold C. “Isamu Noguchi, A Kind of Throwback.” New York Times Magazine (April 14, 1968): 24, 27, 29-30, 32, 34.

Tomkins, Calvin. “The Art World: Rocks.” The New Yorker (March 24, 1980): 76–82.

McGill, Douglas C. “Isamu Noguchi’s Art Finds a Home in Queens.” The New York Times (April 3, 1985): C19.

Glueck, Grace. “Noguchi and His Dream Museum.” The New York Times (May 10, 1985): C1, C26.

Hagen, Charles. “Isamu Noguchi: United States Pavilion, Biennale.” Artforum (October 1986): 144–145.