A Masterful New Biography Of Artist Isamu Noguchi

April 20, 2015 4:05 PM

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A Masterful New Biography Of Artist Isamu Noguchi

This March 6, 2013 photo shows sculptures at the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Astoria, in the Queens borough of New York. The late Noguchi, a Japanese-American sculptor known for his spare, modernist style, lived and worked in the building and created a museum for his works there. Astoria and the adjacent neighborhood of Long Island City are home to several museums, in addition to attractions like waterfront parks and good restaurants. A boom in moderately priced hotels in Long Island City is luring tourists to the area. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

This April 20, 2013 photo shows two lighting sculptures on display at the Isamu Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y. Japanese lanterns used for ancestor worship inspired the late Noguchi to design the lamps, which he called akari, the Japanese word for light. His widely imitated designs became c...

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