In celebration of Isamu Noguchi‘s 115th birthday, the Isamu Noguchi Museum has just release its archive of 60,000 digital images that document the artists’ photographs, manuscripts, and architectural sketches.
On top of the tens-of-thousands of images documenting his personal life, including photos of him working out of his studio in Mure, Japan, the archive contains a comprehensive collection of his sculptures and furniture designs including several-hundred variations of his famed Akari series of paper lamps.
Fans of the late artist’s work can view the complete catalogue of work, which spans over six decades, over at the The Isamu Noguchi Archive.
In other design news, Luciano Kruk’s House in the Trees is a minimal concrete artifact.
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Coinciding with the 115th anniversary of Isamu Noguchi’s birth, we’re thrilled to release the new digital Isamu Noguchi Archive and expanded Catalogue Raisonné. — The digital Archive launch concludes a multiyear project made possible with leadership support from the #HenryLuceFoundation. Over 60,000 unique items are now available to view, including over 28,000 photographs documenting Noguchi’s artworks, exhibitions, and studios, influential friends and collaborators, and personal photographs from his global travels. Other materials include correspondence, exhibition and project records, press clippings, architectural drawings and plans, as well as extensive new documentation of objects that Noguchi collected during his lifetime. archive.noguchi.org — First launched in 2011, the digital Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné is the authoritative resource regarding Noguchi’s artistic practice. This latest update includes new research on Noguchi’s artworks and exhibitions from the 1920s and 1930s, including the discovery of several significant works that were assumed to have been lost or destroyed, as well as the positive identification of a group of previously unknown artworks. catalogue.noguchi.org — Technical development and collaboration has been provided by Whirl-i-Gig, whose #CollectiveAccess software powers its database. Visual design and front-end development for the Noguchi Museum’s new websites has been provided by For Office Use Only. Image digitization by Hudson Archival. The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné has been made possible through a transformative gift from Tsuneko and Shoji Sadao. Thank you so much to all the scholars and researchers who have made these projects possible and will carry them onward. — Happy exploring, and please let us know what you think! #IsamuNoguchi #イサムノグチ #NoguchiArchives #NoguchiMuseum