Louise Bourgeois is among the most prominent contemporary sculptors. Strongly influenced by surrealism, abstract expressionism, and minimalism, her work focuses on the exploration of her psyche. A recurring theme is her troubled childhood and difficult relationship with her father. Despite early success, she did not receive widespread acclaim until the ’70s. Her 1982 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art was the museum’s first-ever retrospective of a woman artist. Since then, she has exhibited worldwide, producing a beguiling body of work featuring spiders, cages, architectural sculptures, drawings, and found objects ranging in scale from intimate to monumental. Her staggering variety of mediums includes rubber, wood, stone, metal, and fabric. In 1993, she represented the United States at the Venice Biennale. This book accompanies a major retrospective touring exhibition. An overview of Bourgeois’s career, it covers individual works, art movements, other artists, and themes that have played an important role in her life and art, with text by acclaimed authors and critics, including Julia Kristeva, Elisabeth Lebovici, Frances Morris, Mignon Nixon, Linda Nochlin, Robert Storr, Alex Potts, Marina Warner, and Deborah Wye. Exhibition Schedule:Tate Modern, London (October 11, 2007–January 20, 2008) Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (March 5–June 2008) Guggenheim Museum, New York (June 27–September 28, 2008) LAMoCA (October 25, 2008–January 25, 2009) Hirshhorn, Washington (February 28–June 7, 2009 tentative)
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Louise Bourgeois, born in 1911, studied at the École du Louvre and the École des Beaux-Arts. She worked as Fernand Léger’s assistant and in 1938 relocated to New York, where she has lived since. Her work is represented in major museums, including The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art, The National Gallery of Art, and others. Frances Morris is head of collections at Tate Modern. Marie-Laure Bernadac is chief curator of Contemporary Art at the Louvre.From Publishers Weekly:
One contributor to this retrospective asks: How is it that an artist whose career spans some seventy years continues to appear vital and contemporary...? Bourgeois's work, sometimes abstract and sometimes not, is sculpture or installation, may be sewn out of fabric or carved out of wood, and is ever intimate, feminist, eccentric and interesting. The difficulty of memorializing the work of such an extraordinary living artist is handled through a glossary of terms, a neat trick that puts Etching next to Existentialism and Materials next to Maternity. This treatment pairs shorter and longer essays by art critics with excerpts from Bourgeois's diaries and interviews, providing a deep and textured sense of the artist's biography. Personally and creatively, Bourgeois was deeply affected by her mother's tolerance of her father's affair with the daughter's own tutor. Bourgeois's work doesn't follow any clear trajectory, so the episodic nature of this presentation displays her work appropriately. It can be difficult to connect a piece of text to the hundreds of reproductions of the artist's work (many in full spreads), but the overall impression is very effective—a suitable presentation for this intriguing and multifaceted artist. (Apr.)
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Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 847831310
Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110847831310
Descrizione libro Rizzoli. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0847831310 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0539827
Descrizione libro Rizzoli International Publications, New York, 2008. Cloth. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine Condition. 320 pages with 240 illustrations 194 in color. Still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Edited by Frances Morris and Marie-Laure Bernadac. Additional Essays by Julia Kristeva, Elisabeth Lebovici, Frances Morris, Mignon Nixon, Linda Nochlin, Robert Storr, Alex Potts, Marina Warner, and Deborah Wye. Published on the occasion of the exhibition from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY June 27-September 28, 2008. Biography and Bibliography. Codice libro della libreria 014501
Descrizione libro Rizzoli Intl Pubns, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. first edition edition. 320 pages. 11.00x8.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0847831310