The East-West House: Noguchi’s Childhood in Japan
By Christy Hale; Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2009
World-renowned sculptor/designer Isamu Noguchi was born in the United States to a Japanese father and Scotch-Irish American mother. He grew up in Japan and never felt he fit in or belonged -- but he received inspiration from nature.
Click here to view an interview with Christy Hale about The East-West House.
Praise for The East-West House
Kirkus Best Books of 2009
A welcome entrée to one artist’s inspiration, aspiration and imagination.”
★ Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Thoroughly documented and heavily reliant on primary sources, the book includes a lengthy afterword about Noguchi’s adult life, complete with photographs of his family and his work. An original and thought-provoking addition to biography or art collections.”
— School Library Journal
“This fascinating book provides an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the motivating forces behind the development of this highly successful artist. The author’s background as an art educator shines through in her carefully-crafted text and stunning mixed-media collages.”
— Yana V. Rodgers, Rutgers University
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
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