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Louise Bourgeois The Fabric Works

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A groundbreaking work, edited by Germano Celant in collaboration with the artist and her New York studio, which enriches our knowledge of Louise Bourgeois. Over a long career she worked through most of the twentieth century's avant-garde artistic movements from abstraction to realism, yet always remained uniquely individual, powerfully inventive, and often at the forefront ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 26th 2011 by Skira (first published 2010)
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alana
ahhh, this is book is lovely and amazing! i was so excited when it finally arrived as i'd had it pre-ordered for ages.

the book focuses exclusively on louise's works in fabric which she created primarily in her last years. full-color images of both 2D and sculptural pieces created from her life-long wardrobe. consequently, the use of the fabrics evokes a narrative beyond the form of the finished image (many of which recall her familiar icons of spiders and birthing, etc). many installation views
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Aug 03, 2016 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
gasp. swoon. REPEAT.

One of my besties checked out a copy of this at Central library today and we were both mesmerized within seconds of opening this book- and that was on the sidewalk. She got to take it home and I am still in the holds queue. NO FAIR.


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Love, love, love this book. She was an amazing artist. This book uses her own words and has fabulous photos. My reactions to reading the book and learning about her life are here:

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this was not as dynamic of a visual representation of her works as I was hoping for.
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