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Program Title: The Creative Adventures of ISAMU Noguchi
EASC Code: AC-02
Series Title:
Subject: Arts & Music
Program Type:
Media Type: VHS
Director: Bruce W. Bassett
Producer: Bruce W. Bassett
Release Date: 1999
Running Time: 58 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: For more than a year Producer Bruce Bassett followed Noguchi around the world filming his global ventures, Isamu tells his story from childhood. Isamu was two when his Caucasian- American mother brought him to Japan from California to live with his Japanese poet father. Although in a few years she separated from his father, she kept Isamu in Japan for a decade before sending him back to America for his high school education.
Six years later his mother returned from Japan. They lived together in New York City. She suggested a neighborhood art school. It launched his career as a sculptor. He went to Paris and an apprenticeship with Brancusi. Then he returned to Japan and a reunion with his father.
Isamu Noguchi concludes, "I have this special interest in sculpture as it relates to the human urge to make something significant which raises man to a larger place in the universe.
Data Entry Date: 1/26/2005