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Destruction du père, reconstruction du père: écrits et entretiens, 1923-2000

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This book collects both Bourgeois's writings and her spoken remarks on art, confirming the deep links between her work and her biography and offering new insights into her creative thinking and process.
Broché, 407 pages
Published November 15th 2000 by Daniel Lelong (first published May 18th 1998)
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Rebeca
Aug 19, 2015 Rebeca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer.”
Louise Bourgeois on art, integrity, the trap of false humility, and the key to creative confidence – wisdom from a lifetime of her previously unpublished diaries and letters.
Thoranna
Feb 03, 2009 Thoranna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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not done, but I highly recommend this if you want to get inspired
Zabetta Camilleri
Aug 11, 2011 Zabetta Camilleri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's amazing how someone who can express herself so amazingly in visual arts can also have the capacity to write some amazing insights



however the same concepts are discussed over and over and over again



an obsession with her childhood - almost as if none of her grown up years had any influence on her art
Jennifer
Jun 10, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Louise Bourgeois has been able to look at her life at a distance which I find to be the hardest things a person can do. She understands people, events, she is able to analyze situations, her personal life and challenge belief systems.
Elizabeth
Aug 05, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: MR, EP, Ellie
Shelves: art-saves-lives
I am not going to even attempt to review this book because I would end up sounding like a fawning idiot with daddy issues and a penchant for older lady artists.

Seriously.
Karen
Sep 11, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Usually I love diaries and letters. This was all way way too abstract. No blood. No juice. Just complicated thoughts about the relations of forms.
Sandra
Oct 25, 2008 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in adoration. I wonder if Ms. Bourgeois is in need of an adopted daughter?


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