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Buckminster Fuller & Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi is an informal, personal biography of the friendship between two extraordinary men. The author, Shoji Sadao, who was friend and partner to both Fuller and Noguchi, chronicles the deep and abiding respect, affection, and support they offered each other. Discussed are Fuller's development of his Dymaxion Map, Geodesic geometry, and Dymaxion Car, and Noguchi's multifaceted career as sculptor, landscape architect, industrial designer, and dance set designer-as an artist without borders who challenged the artificial opposition between the fine and applied arts. Influences on Fuller and Noguchi's work are explored, significant projects are described and illustrated, and pertinent quotations are cited-all contributing to a warm and intimate narrative that documents the relationship between these two great twentieth-century artists.