This analysis investigates a design’s social and cultural context and impact through two comparisons.
First, review the content from sessions 6 and 7, then watch the documentary The Akari Lamps: Milestones of 20th-Century Industrial Design (ARTE France,
2003) and read “Biography” and Matthew Kirsch, “History of Akari Light Sculptures,” The Noguchi Museum and George Nelson, “New Lighting Fixtures,”
Everyday Art Quarterly, 1952, p. 15 .
Second, answer in your own words the following questions about Isamu Noguchi’s Akari lamps (also called light sculptures), using complete sentences for