Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence: The Cells

Author:   Julienne Lorz ,  Lynne Cooke ,  Kate Fowle ,  Jerry Gorovoy
Publisher:   Prestel
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9783791365701


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   21 November 2016
Format:   Hardback
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Louise Bourgeois: Structures of Existence: The Cells


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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. AUTHOR: Julienne Lorz is Curator at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany. 90 colour illustrations

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Author:   Julienne Lorz ,  Lynne Cooke ,  Kate Fowle ,  Jerry Gorovoy
Publisher:   Prestel
Imprint:   Prestel
Weight:   1.355kg
ISBN:  

9783791365701


ISBN 10:   3791365703
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   21 November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Louise Bourgeois was one of the most prolific and well-known artists of the 20th century . . . Among the most unique and complex artworks in her extensive, innovative oeuvre are the Cells, a series of installations composed of everyday found objects and personal items . . . situated within idiosyncratic enclosures . . . to represent different types of pain: physical, emotional, psychological, mental, and intellectual. -- The Boston Globe Documents the comprehensive survey, unlikely ever to be repeated, of this series of installation works . . . [Bourgeois's] walk-in environments . . . suggest the interior of the artist's mind. -- Bookforum The ultimate guide to one of Bourgeois's foremost and holistic works. -- The Boston Globe


Louise Bourgeois was one of the most prolific and well-known artists of the 20th century . . . Among the most unique and complex artworks in her extensive, innovative oeuvre are the Cells, a series of installations composed of everyday found objects and personal items . . . situated within idiosyncratic enclosures . . . to represent different types of pain: physical, emotional, psychological, mental, and intellectual. -- The Boston Globe Documents the comprehensive survey, unlikely ever to be repeated, of this series of installation works . . . [Bourgeois's] walk-in environments . . . suggest the interior of the artist's mind. -- Bookforum The ultimate guide to one of Bourgeois's foremost and holistic works. -- The Boston Globe


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Julienne Lorz is Curator at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany.

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