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Back Issue -2 October 2006-
Isamu Noguchi
Isamu Noguchi: Mixed Meanings
Matthew Larking
Discussions about the sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) occasionally return to biographical issues that emphasize the unresolved duality of his Japanese-ness and American-ness. Noguchi himself often acknowledged the point. He claimed that his double nationality (from a Japanese father who abandoned him and his American mother), in combination with an early childhood spent living between two lands, left him with a sense of not belonging anywhere. more...
Artist Akira Hasegawa inside the dome of the San Jose City Hall
The Next Generation
Thomas Daniell
This year saw the fourth time that the Sendai Design League (a group of local architects and educators) has collected together the best final-year design projects by architecture students from across Japan. They are put on display at the Sendai Mediatheque, where a jury of professionals selects the top three by deliberating live in front of an audience. It's an extraordinary scene, inexplicably able to draw huge crowds -- mostly other architecture students, of course, but also many members of the general public and the mainstream press. This year saw a record attendance of about 3,000 people. more...

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