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Louise Bourgeois

Author : Rainer Crone
ISBN : 3791340077
Genre : Art
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Since the 1930s Louise Bourgeois has worked with materials ranging from rubber and fabric to glass and cement, through which she has told the stories of her own life and the lives of others. This book traces her life from her Paris youth, through her experiences with the leading artists of the New York School, to her famed installations.
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Louise Bourgeois Meret Oppenheim Ilse Weber Zeichnungen Und Arbeiten Auf Papier Anl Sslich Der Ausstellung Louise Bourgeois Meret Oppenheim Ilse Weber Zeichnungen Und Arbeiten Auf Papier Aargauer Kunsthaus Aarau 28 M Rz Bis 16 Mai 1999 Swiss Institute New York 28 Mai Bis 3 Juli 1999

Author : Stephan Kunz
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This handsomely designed catalogue presents a stimulating collection of largely unknown watercolors and drawings by these three prominent artists.
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Louise Bourgeois

Author : Josef Helfenstein
ISBN : UOM:39015055470499
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Complex and highly idiosyncratic, the work of Louise Bourgeois enthralls audiences throughout the world. Beginning in the 1940s, shortly after arriving in New York City, Bourgeois produced her first mature, highly original paintings, drawings, and sculptures. While most of her contemporaries were drawn toward pure abstraction, the work of Louise Bourgeois entered the realm of the psychological and symbolic. Themes already evident in these early works continued to resonate throughout her career. The Personages represent her first explorations in sculpture; summoning a physical presence, they suggest moments of alienation as well as evocative encounters. This comprehensive catalogue features the artist's work from the 1940s and 1950s, including 25 sculptures, 17 paintings, 30 drawings, and the series of prints inspired by New York's landscape of skyscrapers, "He Disappeared into Complete Silence," which presents Bourgeois' own hermetic texts juxtaposed with enigmatic pictures. An essay explicates the role of ritual and representation in the work of Louise Bourgeois and includes rare documentary photos. Josef Helfenstein is director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Louise Bourgeois

Author : Louise Bourgeois
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Louise Bourgeois has been on a journey inspired by architecture for six decades, from the early realistic drawings of interiors she made upon her arrival in New York in the late 1930s, to the plaster Lairs of the 1960s, to the Cells and recent commissioned works of the 1990s In her figurative work she has drawn, painted, printed, and sculpted everything from skyscrapers, courthouses, and greenhouses to labyrinths, sanatoriums, towers, nests and of course the many different houses and buildings she has lived in over the years. Throughout her career Bourgeois' work has always had a strong and essential autobiographical element -- and this book illuminates an area of her life that has heavily informed her work, in addition to exploring the relationship of her sculpture to architectural forms.
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Louise Bourgeois Spider

Author : Mieke Bal
ISBN : 0226035751
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The sculptor Louise Bourgeois is best known for her monumental abstract sculptures, one of the most striking of which is the installation Spider (1997). Too vast in scale to be viewed all at once, this elusive structure resists simple narration. It fits both no genre and all of them—architecture, sculpture, installation. Its contents and associations evoke social issues without being reducible to any one of them. Here, literary critic and theorist Mieke Bal presents the work as a theoretical object, one that can teach us how to think, speak, and write about art. Known for her commentary on the issue of temporality in art, Bal argues that art must be understood in relationship to the present time of viewing as opposed to the less-immediate contexts of what has preceded the viewing, such as the historical past of influences and art movements, biography and interpretation. In ten short chapters, or "takes," Bal demonstrates that the closer the engagement with the work of art, the more adequate the result of the analysis. She also confronts issues of biography and autobiography—key themes in Bourgeois's work—and evaluates the consequences of "ahistorical" experiences for art criticism, drawing on diverse sources such as Bernini and Benjamin, Homer and Eisenstein. This short, beautiful book offers both a theoretical model for analyzing art "out of context" and a meditation on a key work by one of the most engaging artists of our era.
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Louise Bourgeois

Author : Jerry Gorovoy
ISBN : UCSD:31822025726316
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Born in 1911 in Paris, Louise Bourgeois was raised in a household that famously included her fathers mistress, who was also Louises nanny. She studied philosophy and mathematics before turning to art in 1934, and over the next few years studied at various art academies and in the atelier of Fernand Léger, among others. She moved to New York in 1938 with her new husband, American art historian Robert Goldwater. Her first U.S. showing was in a print exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, and over the next 50 years, she exhibited consistently in solo and group shows. In 1982, Bourgeois was the subject of the first retrospective ever given to a woman artist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and her work has remained in the spotlight ever since.
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Louise Bourgeois

Author : Mâkhi Xenakis
ISBN : UCSD:31822037183084
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Makhi Xenakis has been sketching, sculpting and writing since childhood. Born in Paris, she studied architecture under Paul Virilio, then began creating theater sets and costumes, notably with Claude Regy. In 1987 she moved to New York City for two years and met Louise Bourgeois. It was a turning-point. The French-language edition of this book, Louise Bourgeois: L'aveugle guidant l'oveugle, was published in 1998. In 1999 Makhj's sculptures went on show for the first time, and her book Parfois seule (Sometimes Alone) was published. After the death of her father, Iannis Xenakis, she wrote Laisser venit les Fantomes (Let the Ghosts Come). In 2004, doing research in the archives of the La Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris, Makhi discovered the nightmarish lives of thousands of women who for centuries were locked in the old prison that once stood there. She wrote Les Folles d'Enfer de la Salpetriere (Madwomen of Hell: La Salpetriere), and exhibited two hundred and sixty sculptures in the chapel of the Salpetriere hospital. Her drawings and sculptures are in numerous public collections, including the Centre Pompidou, the Fonds National de l'Art Contemporain, the Bibliotheque National de France, the Manufacture Nationale de Sevres and the Fonds Municipal d'Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris.
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