Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends by Shoji Sadao
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends Author: Shoji Sadao
Title: Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
ISBN: 8874395434
ISBN13: 978-8874395439
Other Formats: lit docx lrf mobi
Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: 5Continents (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Size PDF version: 1253 kb
Size EPUB version: 1829 kb
Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design




This intriguing book is an informal, close-up biography of the friendship between Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) and Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Author Shoji Sadao, who was friend and business partner to both, chronicles the respect, affection, and support they had for one another. Fuller's development of his Dymaxion Map and Car, and Geodesic geometry, are discussed in detail as is Noguchi's multifaceted career as sculptor, landscape architect, industrial designer, dance-set designer, and artist without borders who challenged the artificial opposition between the fine and applied arts. Sadao's role as partner to both gives him privileged access to details unavailable to others, resulting in a warm and intimate—and fully illustrated—narrative that documents an exceptional relationship.