Louise Bourgeois: Das Geheimnis der Zelle (The Secret of the Cells)

Louise Bourgeois: Das Geheimnis der Zelle (The Secret of the Cells)
Library Shelf Location 18.BOUR
Publication Date 01 Oct 1998

The Secret of the Cells is both a catalog of works by and a biography of the famous Parisian artist. Born in 1911, the now-octogenarian Bourgeois has shown widely throughout the world and to great critical acclaim, especially within the last decade. Bourgeois's personal history is vastly important in the content of her work, and this book takes readers on a journey from her affluent childhood in France, including family photographs, to her schooling under painter Fernand Léger to her eventual marriage and move to the United States, where she continued her long and varied career working primarily as a sculptor and installation artist. Bourgeois's abstract figurative sculptures range in materials from plaster, marble, and bronze to the more nontraditional latex, glass, thread, etc. Regardless of the medium, the work is imbued with a strong physicality that echoes the forms of the human body. Included in the book are discussions of Bourgeois's work in relation to other artists and movements such as Rodin, Brancusi, and primitivism. Bourgeois has been an inspiration to an entire generation of artists, not just because of her long and illustrious career but because her work has pushed so many boundaries. Louise The Secret of the Cells is an informative and beautiful book with 77 color and 176 black-and-white images

ISBN 9783791319667
Quantity 1
Pages 167pp
Authors Rainer Crone, Petrus Schaesberg
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York, London, Munich
Related Artist Louise Bourgeois
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Female Artists, Sculpture, installation art, Large-scale sculpture, Women artists
Artist's Nationality French
Language German

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