Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan
Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan
Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan
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Published by University of California Press in association with The Noguchi Museum. Edited by Dakin Hart and Mark Dean Johnson, with Matthew Kirsch. First edition, 2019. Hardcover. 276 pages, 9.5 x 10.5 inches.

Accompanying the major traveling exhibition, Changing and Unchanging Things is a richly illustrated account of the relationship between Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa (1906–1957), and how their joint exploration of traditional Japanese culture influenced their work. The masterpieces in the exhibition—by turns elegiac, assured, ambivalent, anguished, euphoric, and resigned—are organized into the major overlapping subjects of their attention: the landscapes of Japan, the abstracted human figure, the fragmentation of matter in the atomic age, and Japan’s traditional art forms.