Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Shoji Sadao (1926-2019)

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The architect Shoji Sadao—who worked closely with Buckminster Fuller and the sculptor Isamu Noguchi—passed away earlier this month in Tokyo. I’m briefly quoted in Sadao’s obituary in the New York Times, which draws attention to his largely unsung role in the careers of these two brilliant but demanding men. My contact with Sadao was limited to a few emails and one short phone conversation intended to set up an interview that I’m sorry will never happen, but I’ll be discussing his legacy at length in my upcoming biography of Fuller, and you’ll be hearing a lot more about him here.

Written by nevalalee

November 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

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  1. very interesting moment leaven and worked with shoji sadao filing as memorie


    November 14, 2019 at 3:26 am

  2. I worked with Bucky in Colorado and then in Ghana to build a 58 Ft. dia. dome for a trade fair using our tech. students from the Univ. of Science and Technology in Kumasi. I have some photos of our project if you are interested.

    Thomas Turman

    November 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm

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