Occidental College professor Amy Lyford will present findings from her new book, Isamu Noguchi's Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930-1950 (University of California Press, 2013). Lyford's previous publications include Surrealist Masculinities: Gender Anxiety and the Aesthetics of Post-World War I Reconstruction in France (University of California Press, 2007). As a scholar of photography, sculpture, and architecture, Lyford ranges widely across the twentieth century. She is currently pursuing several additional projects at the intersection of race, masculinity, and cultural production. Her presentation at Brown follows on the heels of a talk at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.
Sponsored by Departments of History of Art and Architecture, History, and American Studies