Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Noguchi farmhouse

"We took a small two-hundred year old farmhouse belonging to the famous old potter Rosanjin Kitaoji who was kind enough to let us use it in any way we chose. This was particularly fortunate for me since I was also permitted to use his kilns...I had a local carpenter, the most excellent Nitta san, construct a working place, using the common Japanese method of wood and mud and paper construction according to my design...There are many other embellishments..."
In 1952, Isamu Noguchi was working on projects in Japan, including a series of bridges in Hiroshima.

ISAMU NOGUCHI: PROJECTS IN JAPAN from Arts and Architecture, October 1952

Thanks S.Hughes!

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