Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor: Steilneset Memorial

Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor: Steilneset Memorial
Library Shelf Location 18.BOUR
Publication Date Aug 2016

This book documents a unique collaboration between the artist Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) and the architect Peter Zumthor (born 1973). The Steilneset Memorial, opened in 2011, is a monument in Vardø, Norway, commemorating the 17th-century trial and execution of 91 women for witchcraft.
The brainchild of the National Tourist Routes project in Norway (a government-sponsored initiative which aims to attract visitors to remote but exceptionally beautiful locations), the Steilneset Memorial started out as a modest monument to honor the victims of the witchcraft trials, to be built on the site where the burnings originally took place. But the project, which would be Bourgeois' last major work, grew in the hands of Zumthor and Bourgeois into two distinct, haunting structures.

ISBN 9788232800957
Quantity 1
Pages 160p; 16.5 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
Authors Louise Bourgeois, Peter Zumthor, Svein Rnning
Format Hardback
Publisher Forlaget Press, Oslo
Related Artists Louise Bourgeois, Peter Zumthor
Categories Architecture (category), Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Memorials
Artist's Nationality French, Swiss
Languages English, Danish

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