'The east-west house' by Christy Hale is a beautifully versed and delicately illustrated book describing the early life of the sculptor, designer, and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi. Read about little Isamu, born to a Japanese father and a Scotch-Irish American mother,trying to fit into both worlds. In an effort to unite his cultures, he creates a house that is a mingling of both worlds. As one of the twentieth century's most innovative artists, Noguchi uses elements of his childhood experiences in his work, seeking to combine 'ancient and modern, craft and technology, and East and West.' A perfect read for the blossoming artist.
Similar books: Frederic Remington: Artist of the American West;
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec by Jennifer Bryant;
John James Audubon: Aritist of the Wild by Martha E. Kendall;
Artist of the Angels by Ann Stalcup
Date read: 7/3/2010