One of this UK's pre-eminent artists, Louise Bourgeois is a unique figure in contemporary art. Born in Paris in 1911, Bourgeois spent most of her career receiving little recognition from the art community. She has worked closely to many of the century's key artistic moments, from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism to feminist-inspired art, and yet remains distinct from all these.
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Robert Storr is Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Formerly Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2004 he curated the 5th SITE Sante Fe Biennial in New Mexico. Storr was a contributing author to Phaidon's Raymond Pettibon (2003), Alex Katz (2006) and Robert Mangold (2000).Paulo Herkenhoff is an independent curator and critic based in Rio de Janeiro. Formerly adjunct Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Herkenhoff was Artistic Director of the 24th Bienal de Sao Paulo (1999) and Curator of the Brazilian Pavilion of the 47th Venice Biennale (1997).Allan Schwartzman is an independent art critic who often contributes to The New York Times as well as many other journals and newspapers. Schwartzman is a longtime follower of Bourgeois' work.From Booklist:
This elegant volume is the second book about Bourgeois to appear in recent months, evidence of a surge of interest that Bernadac succinctly describes as "inversely proportional to the neglect" Bourgeois suffered for decades. Bernadac, former curator of the Musee Picasso, offers convincing explanations both for the art world's persistent blindness to Bourgeois' startlingly original, sensual, and challenging sculpture and for the sudden recognition of its power, integrity, and courageous beauty. Bernadac successfully combines biography with criticism throughout this chronological overview, enriching the experience of viewing Bourgeois' art, from her highly symbolic works on paper to her newest work, the "cells," mysterious and dramatic large-scale installations. These daring works have occupied the indefatigable Bourgeois since she entered her eighties five years ago. Fiercely independent, adept at creating provocative abstractions out of myriad materials, Bourgeois is "unclassifiable" and profoundly compelling, qualities attributable, Bernadac believes, to Bourgeois' perception of art as fetishistic. For Bourgeois, the making of art is a magical and curative act, deeply emotional and erotic, thus resoundingly universal. Donna Seaman
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0714841226
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0714841226
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2003. Taschenbuch. Condizione libro: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - Louise Bourgeois one of this century's most distinguished artists. Louise Bourgeois is an utterly unique figure. Born in Paris in 1911, Bourgeois spent most of her career receiving little recognition from the art community until the 1980s, at about the age of seventy. She has worked closely to many of the century key artistic moments, from Surrealism to Abstract Expressionism to feminist-inspired art, and yet remains distinct from all these. An extraordinarily influential sculptor, she has worked, often experimentally, with materials varying from alabaster, plaster, latex, bronze and marble. Her best-known works include her series of Cells, such as The Red Room (Child) 1994:dramatically lit, highly suggestive installation spaces which draw together found objects with magnificent works of figurative and abstract sculpture. She is also admired for her intimate drawings, often combining fragments of text (such as The Insomnia Drawings, featured at Documenta 11, 2002), as well as her highly personal writings. With the backdrop of a conflict and sexually complicated family upbringing, her struggles as an artist in a world reserved for men, as well as her experiences as a mother, the subject of her work is as broad as the materials in which she expresses them. As a figure of outstanding significance in contemporary art, her stature has been recognized by such awards as the American National Medal of the Arts (1991), the French Grand Prix National de Sculpture (1991) and the Venice Biennale's Golden Lion Prize (1999), among innumerable others. 160 pp. Englisch. Codice libro della libreria INF1000378095
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780714841229