Published to coincide with the major traveling exhibition, Changing and Unchanging Things is a lavishly illustrated account of how Isamu Noguchi and Saburo Hasegawa’s joint exploration of traditional Japanese culture influenced their contemporary and subsequent 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. Texts in English and Japanese.
Edited by Dakin Hart and Mark Dean Johnson, with Matthew Kirsch Published by University of California Press, 2019 Hardcover. 240 pages, 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. 150 color images