Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois Structures of Existence: The Cells

Hardback (03 Mar 2015) | English

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Synopsis

Like the majority of Bourgeois's pieces, her series of Cells are at once enigmatic and extremely personal. Constructed during the last two decades of the artist's life, these complex and sophisticated works are daring and provocative. Many are small enclosures into which the viewer is prompted to peer inward at arrangements of symbolic objects; others are small rooms into which the viewer is invited to enter. In her Cell pieces, Bourgeois uses earlier sculptural forms, found objects, and personal items that held significant meaning for her. Six Cells from throughout the series are given close scrutiny, revealing the enormous diversity of Bourgeois's vision as well as recurring themes of physical and emotional pain; voyeurism; integration; and disintegration. A section of colour reproductions includes images and details of the entire series. Together with extensive essays on the Cells' evolution and an interview with the artist's assistant, Jerry Gorovoy, this volume offers a holistic appreciation of a crucial phase in Bourgeois's highly influential career.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791354071
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 730.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 287
Weight: 1438g
Height: 280mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 28mm