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  • Isamu Noguchi

    South Coast Town Center

    Recently completed at the South Coast Town Center in Costa Mesa, California, is a major new site-work by Isamu Noguchi. Situated in the approximately square space between two dark reflective-glass towers and the massive white-painted rear walls of a parking garage, the work is an allegory of the state of California. The entire area, including its layout of plants, shrubs, and a variety of grasses and trees, was designed by the artist.

    The piece is an assemblage of site constructions, each with its distinguishable theme: a conical structure of small granite blocks surmounted by a stainless steel

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