ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
The Garden (Pyramid, Sun, and Cube), 1963
Artworks: Installation

Artist
Isamu Noguchi
Collection
Yale University
Materials
marble
Dates
  • Installed, 1963
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Description
apanese-American sculptor and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi designed this work for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in one of several collaborative efforts with architect Gordon Bunshaft. Garden extends the creamy Vermont marble surfaces of the library’s paneled walls into its sunken courtyard. The cold materials of the space inspire not emotion but contemplation, reinforcing a studious atmosphere in the adjacent underground reading room. The mood is that of a Japanese Zen gar...
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Location
College Street & Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Hewitt University Quadrangle (Beinecke Plaza)
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